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  Metros   Kolkata  15 Oct 2017  It is up to Mukul Roy to clear his stand, says BJP’s Rahul Sinha

It is up to Mukul Roy to clear his stand, says BJP’s Rahul Sinha

PTI
Published : Oct 15, 2017, 6:16 am IST
Updated : Oct 15, 2017, 6:16 am IST

He had said there was no denying that the Mamata Banerjee-led party had expanded because of Mr Roy’s organisational skills.

National secretary Rahul Sinha
 National secretary Rahul Sinha

Kolkata: BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha on Saturday said no decision had been taken as regards inducting former Trinamul Congress (TMC) leader Mukul Roy into the party as the latter was yet to clear his stand on whether he wanted to join the saffron outfit or not.

He also claimed that several TMC leaders were in touch with the saffron camp and that they had expressed their desire to switch allegiance. “I am clearly saying that nothing has been decided on Mukul Roy as he is yet to clear his stand. It is for him to clear his stand as regards whether he wants to join the BJP or not. He is yet to approach us,” Mr Sinha told reporters here.

 

The West Bengal unit of the BJP appears divided on the issue of inducting the former TMC MP into the party, with some lauding his organisational skills and others expressing concern over the corruption charges levelled against him.

State BJP chief Dilip Ghosh had recently praised Roy as a “good organiser” and said he had made a “big contribution” to the growth of the TMC in West Bengal.

He had said there was no denying that the Mamata Banerjee-led party had expanded because of Mr Roy’s organisational skills. There are, however, some misgivings within the saffron party regarding Mr Roy’s possible induction into it.

“Inducting Mukul Roy will harm the image of the party. He has several corruption cases against him and inducting him would mean we are also a part of that baggage,” a senior state BJP leader had recently said on the condition of anonymity.

 

Tags: rahul sinha, trinamul congress, mamata banerjee, mukul roy
Location: India, West Bengal, Calcutta [Kolkata]