3 MLAs and 50 TMC councillors join BJP a month after Modi’s warnings

Mukul Roy’s son Subhrangshu Roy along with two Bengal legislators and 50 Trinamool Congress councillors joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday.

While Addressing a press conference, Mukul Roy and BJP’s Bengal in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya said that Bijpur TMC MLA Subhrangshu Roy, Bishnupur Congress MLA Tushar Kanti Bhattacharya and CPI(M) MLA from Hemtabad Debendranath Roy joined the BJP along with 50 councillors.

The state president reminded reporters that PM Modi warned West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee during the Lok Sabha polls. Mr. Modi while campaigning in his speech said that 40 legislatures were already in touch with him.

“When the lotus will bloom all over Bengal after May 23, Didi (Banerjee), you will see that your MLAs will also abandon you and run away. Forty of your MLAs are in touch with me even today,” Mr. Modi said in Hooghly district.

Trinamool Congress had suspended Bijpur legislator Subhrangshu Roy for six years for anti-party comments.

Mukul Roy who was once the tallest person in TMC after Mamata Banerjee fell to the BJP in November 2017 after a fallout with party supremo. He has been taking most of the credit for the BJP’s performance in Bengal during in the Lok Sabha polls that just concluded.

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