BJP is the only alternative to the TMC, it will bring the real ‘parivartan’, says Mukul Roy

"I am mentally prepared to fight against the TMC and that is why I joined BJP. Even Pandavas had to fight against Kauravas," said Mukul Roy, who addressed his first press conference after joining the BJP

Written by Santanu Chowdhury | Kolkata | Updated: November 7, 2017 6:02 am
Mukul Roy, Mamata Banerjee, Mukul Roy on Mamata, Mukul Roy joins BJP, Mukul Roy on TMC, Dilip Ghosh, Amit Shah, Mukul Roy Sarada scam, Kolkata news Mukul Roy at Kolkata airport after joining BJP on Monday. (Express photo by Subham Dutta)

Former Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy, who was recently inducted into the BJP, on Monday said he was “mentally prepared” to fight against the Mamata Banerjee-led party and he would reveal “things” about it at a rally on November 10.

Roy, who was given a grand reception by BJP workers and supporters at Kolkata airport, made the remarks at the state BJP headquarters. BJP’s state unit president Dilip Ghosh, who greeted Roy with the party flag and flowers, said, “He has joined BJP to breathe fresh air. He has finally come to a sea from a pond. We are happy to have him with us.”

Roy, while addressing his first press conference after being inducted into the BJP, said the real “parivartan (change)” that TMC had promised to the people of the state did not happen. “TMC had promised ‘parivartan’ in the state. But that did not take place. At present BJP is the only alternative to the TMC and it will bring the real ‘parivartan’. I urge all those people who share this sentiment to come and join BJP,” Roy, who co-founded the TMC, said.

Mukul Roy, Mamata Banerjee, Mukul Roy on Mamata, Mukul Roy joins BJP, Mukul Roy on TMC, Dilip Ghosh, Amit Shah, Mukul Roy Sarada scam, Kolkata news BJP supporters at Kolkata airport to receive Mukul Roy on Monday. (Express photo by Subham Dutta)

The one-time close aide of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said he was ready to work under Ghosh’s leadership in Bengal and take the state forward. “Let me make it very clear that BJP president Amit Shah is my captain at the national level and Dilip Ghosh is my captain at the state level. I will work under Ghosh’s leadership in Bengal,” Roy said.

When asked whether he was prepared to fight against his former party, Roy said, “I am mentally prepared to fight against the TMC and that is why I joined BJP. Even Pandavas had to fight against Kauravas.”

Roy quit the TMC last month and resigned from the Rajya Sabha following his fallout with Banerjee reportedly over the Sarada chit fund scam. After quitting, Roy had said members in a party “should be comrades and not servants” and vowed to work for “restoration of democracy in Bengal”.

On Monday that anger was not lost as he asserted he had a lot of things to say against TMC. “I have a lot of things to say against my former party. However, today I will not make any political comment. BJP is scheduled to hold a public meeting at Rani Rashmoni Avenue on November 10. I will open my mouth in that meeting,” Roy said while waving a bunch of papers.

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    Shive Shankar
    Nov 7, 2017 at 3:13 pm
    I agree some people are bad in BJP, mainly those who join from corrupt parties, which is a need of the hour to stop further damage to India. But the good thing is, the main leader i.e. Modi being totally against corruption and leading India to great success through nation-first at ude. Whereas TMC, Congress, CPIM are totally corrupted anti-national parties bent to loot and destroy India from inside
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      Shive Shankar
      Nov 7, 2017 at 12:26 pm
      Politics is an extremely dirty game and all the more with TMC, CPIM and Congress. BJP is pro-business and made phenomenal reforms which is already showing positive signs in every sphere. Whereas TMC like CPIM have systematically destroyed West Bengal with plethora of scams, full support to Muslims and Jihadis,. The major achievement of TMC so far was to create a population explosion of millions of illegal Jihadi Bangladeshi Muslims who can vote for her, and are near to declare WB as an Islamic State with Sharia Law. So yes, we very much need Mukul to stop Islamic Republic of Waste Bengal and bring back development, democracy and prosperity. In other words "a thorn is needed to uproot a thorn"
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        Ramamurthy
        Nov 7, 2017 at 6:29 am
        Absolutely shameless display Mr.Mukulji. You have crossed to BJP for yr. own benefits and selfish motives. Don't expect Indians are so naive that they can be fooled by turncoat politicians like you. You are from West Bengal and it is a great pity you do not know the minds of West Bengal people. Whatever the inducements and machinations BJP leaders try in West Bengal they would soon realise there is no place for Communal parties there.
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          bkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
          Nov 7, 2017 at 4:10 am
          fatali chaddi of TMC would be given a new chaddi by feku, ,chaddi gang
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            bkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
            Nov 7, 2017 at 4:05 am
            Mr Roy welcome to chaddi feku gang,in few months you be fully trained under feku MORONJI chaddi and will know the tricks how to make money from poors,know the art of lynching,now you can freely eat beef without fear of being lynched,you will get free gifts from Adani,Ambani,anyway congress and TMC do not need you did you region or kicked out by Didi
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