Mukul Roy's son Subhranshu Roy
The 2019 Lok Sabha election results show a massive surge of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state of West Bengal. The party managed to get 18 seats out of 42 in Mamata’s Bengal. The drastic increase in the number of seats and vote shares of the BJP has become a matter concern for the TMC and it seems like the latter is in no mood to relinquish any anti-party stunts. On Saturday, the Trinamool Congress MLA from Bijpur, Subhranshu Roy suspended for six years from the party, a day after he stated that his father and BJP leader Mukul Roy largely responsible for the defeat of ruling party in Bengal.
Junior Roy said he failed to give lead to TMC candidate Dinesh Trivedi from Barrackpore's Bijpur assembly segment because his father has greater acceptance with the people there and for this he felt pride for his father.
He said his father was one and only from founding the TMC and destroy it and acting like Chanaykya, the minister of Chandra Gupta of Mourya dynasty. This antagonised the TMC rank and file and party secretary general Partha Chatterjee announced suspension of Bijpur, Subhranshu Roy for six years from the party.
"I am proud of my father. (When he left the Trinamool) many had said they would create lakhs of Mukul Roys. But I will say this one Mukul Roy, who built the Trinamool with his own hands, he has smashed the party. He is now striding across Bengal like a Chanakya," he was quoted saying to NDTV.
That is definitely not something Trinamool wants to hear at a time when it is reeling from the loss of 12 Lok Sabha seats.
Partha Chatterjee, the party's secretary general, said, "The disciplinary committee met and, after a nod from Mamata Banerjee, we have decided to expel Subhranshu Roy for six years for public comments against the party."
Dilip Ghosh, state chief of the BJP and newly-elected parliamentarian from Medinipur, said to NDTV, "If 40 people from Trinamool are in touch with the PM, that's good. At least a hundred are in touch with us and slowly making their way to Delhi. The speed will increase now that the situation has changed. Trinamool is internally in turmoil."