” Today a veteran public figure and politician of Bengal is joining BJP and we whole-heartedly welcome him” – BJP leader and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
No points for guessing who this veteran public figure and much respected politician is. Mukul Roy, who has for long been West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s right hand man has now officially entered BJP.
Mukul Roy was suspended from TMC for five years, following which he quit the party. He had reportedly fallen out with Mamata Banerjee because of her nephew Abhishekh Banerjee’s increasing importance in the party.
The estranged former lieutenant of Mamata Banerjee is being investigated in the saradha chit fund scam. His name cropped up in Narada sting operation in which several top-notch TMC leaders were caught taking bribe.
While Roy’s entry is a shot in the arm for the BJP that is trying to gain foothold in Bengal, it is being seen as a huge dampner for Narendra Modi’s ‘na khayunga, na khane dunga’ policy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made it a point to bring up Narada and Saradha in every election rally during the Bengal Assembly Poll campaign. “Pehle Saradha, phir Narada,” this was favourite quip during the campaign.
Twitter as usual used its time to come up with some brutal comments on this political development.
There were some sharp political observations that came our way.
That BJP needs Mukul Roy in Bengal shows its serious lack of org depth in the state. RSS/VHP/Bajrang Dal/Durga Vahini now doing ground work
— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) November 3, 2017
While others stuck to sarcasm and humour.
Mukul Roy first task will be to troll Didi & then Pidi. After that he will get mukti from ED https://t.co/IAYEXqGP3u
— Sid (@sidmtweets) November 3, 2017
Mukul Roy,Sukh Ram,Narayan Rane!
BJP is really promoting ‘Swachh Bharat’ as the powerful ‘detergent party
ज़िद्दी मैल भी साफ़! #VikasJiteChe
— Priyanka Gandhi (@WithPGV) November 3, 2017
Several corruption cases against Mukul Roy, still he accepted by “party with a difference” BJP. After joining BJP, he would be pure. Jai ho.
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) November 3, 2017
Mukul Roy to join BJP. Where do these BJP folks buy MPs from? Flipkart? Amazon?
— Being Political (@BeingPolitical5) November 3, 2017
Mitorn,Mukul Roy is Very Honest Person n all sting and scam allegations,CBI case against him was “BAHUT PURANI BAAT..Please delete old file
— Narendra nath mishra (@iamnarendranath) November 3, 2017