Four years after defecting to the BJP, Roy, a founding member of the TMC, rejoined the party on Friday, 11 June, in Kolkata.
His son Subhranshu also joined the TMC.
Roy, who contested the Assembly elections after nearly two decades, won his Krishnanagar Dakshin seat on a BJP ticket. However, during the BJP campaign, he was evidently sidelined.
This was after the BJP “rewarded” him with the post of vice-president following the saffron party’s remarkable performance in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP won 18 out of the 42 seats in Bengal in that election, and Roy was slated to be the strong organisational mind behind it.
But as the Delhi high command took over the Bengal campaign, Roy started being increasingly ‘less central’ to the party’s plans in the state. In the meanwhile, the party also got a more “high-profile” star acquisition – former TMC minister Suvendu Adhikari.
According to sources, the elevation of Adhikari, who contested against Mamata Banerjee in the recently concluded state elections, added fuel to the fire that was the rift between Roy and the BJP.
Since the election results, there had been speculations of Roy making a comeback to the TMC.
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