Mukul Roy, who was a senior Trinamool Congress leader before joining the BJP in November last year, was also directed by the court to cooperate with the investigation by the state police.
The former TMC leader alleged that TMC workers rigged the counting process of the rural polls to win seats.
A Delhi court on Wednesday rejected a criminal defamation complaint filed by BJP leader Mukul Roy against Abhishek Banerjee, the nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, saying the statement referred to as defamatory were not made by the respondent.
“Mukul babu and Dilip babu (BJP state president Dilip Ghosh) will not win hearts in West Bengal by making such promises. They can win the hearts of the prime minister. The people are with the development ushered in by Mamata Banerjee,” Subhrangshu Roy said.
While Mukul Roy could not be reached for comment, BJP National Secretary Rahul Sinha said TMC was also making similar promises to the people. “This is a baseless complaint and it does not hold water,” he added.
Mukul Roy also said the widespread violence in the state over filing of nominations broke out after Mamata asked her party workers to make the proceedings Opposition-free.
Both parties also sought deployment of central paramilitary forces for orderly conduct of the polls.
BJP workers led by Mukul Roy staged a protest outside the office of West Bengal State Election Commission (WBSEC) and demanded for the same. A BJP delegation later met the state election commissioner too.
Following Mukul Roy’s exit, TMC briefly tried to stitch together an alliance with Congress, but the efforts fell through over seat-sharing arrangement.
Mukul Roy said that Mamata has forgotten she had once said that Buddhadeb’s “hands are filled with blood” after deaths in police firing in the Nandigram episode when the CPM leader helmed the state.
“We want those who are opposed to TMC, should come to BJP because it is the only party that can actually fight against Trinamool Congress,” Mukul Roy said.
“Mukul Roy was appointed as the convenor of the party’s pancahayat committee. (Former MLA) Shamik Bhattacharya was appointed as the co-convenor,” state BJP general secretary Sayantan Basu said
Mukul Roy, who was in the Trinamool Congress before joining the BJP, was directed by the court to cooperate with the investigation by the state police and to appear before the investigating officer as and when asked.
“There is no democracy in the state. The government is slaughtering democracy here. I met the Governor and apprised him of the present law and order situation in the state and how democracy is being murdered,” Mukul Roy said
The controversy over ‘Biswa Bangla’ started when former Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy, who is now with the BJP, alleged that Abhishek Banerjee, nephew of Mamata, owned the logo and that it was not a government entity.