Former Trinamul Congress leader Tapas Roy joins BJP

Tapas Roy, a Trinamool Congress leader and former minister who resigned from the West Bengal legislative assembly on Monday, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday evening, sparking speculation that he may run for the Kolkata North Lok Sabha seat against incumbent Sudip Bandopadhyay.

“Today I become a member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s family. I will serve the BJP in whatever capacity it deems fit. Together we will end the rule of the corrupt and restore peace in Bengal,” Roy stated after receiving the BJP flag from the party’s state president, Sukanta Majumdar and other senior leaders.

But according to the TMC, Roy abandoned his principles and ideologies in his pursuit of personal gains.

TMC spokesperson Santanu Sen stated, “TMC gave him important posts. He also served as minister. And now he has stabbed the party in the back like a traitor.”

The speaker, Biman Banerjee, stated that he could not accept Roy’s resignation due to a technical error in one of his letter’s sentences. “I have asked Roy to submitted a fresh letter on Thursday,” Banerjee said.

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