Senior chief Mukul Roy mentioned on Sunday that he’s with the BJP and can stay with it, terming stories of his variations with the get together management “malicious and deceptive”.
Addressing a press convention, Mr Roy mentioned he was damage by the speculations.
“I’m with BJP, I used to be with BJP and I’ll stay with BJP,” Mr Roy mentioned, scotching speculations of him returning to the Trinamool Congress which he had left in 2017.
“I used to be given full duty by the BJP to supervise the get together’s marketing campaign within the panchayat and Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal. The central management has given me all respect and recognition. Why ought to I be upset?” Mr Roy instructed reporters right here.
Replying to a query, he mentioned he doesn’t have any variations with the BJP’s state president Dilip Ghosh.
In a celebration just like the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) everybody works for the organisation, and folks have their very own area however with a typical and shared goal.
“BJP is just not like a media home having variations between editor and deputy editor. In a political get together like ours, all of us work in our area, in our area. However we work in cohesion with the widespread purpose,” he mentioned.
Requested if he had any grievance on not getting a ministerial berth even after a yr of the Lok Sabha success in Bengal, Mr Roy mentioned he needs to work for strengthening the get together’s organisation.
“Getting a ministerial berth is by no means essential for me. Being an organisational man, I need to work for the organisation, to strengthen the get together,” he mentioned.
Mr Roy’s clarification comes amid speculations in a bit of the press that he would possibly stop the BJP, which was triggered by him lacking most a part of a key assembly in Delhi on the Meeting elections within the state due in April-Might subsequent yr.
His continued absence from public life, moreover lacking in motion throughout a number of get together programmes, fuelled the speculations.
Roy mentioned he went to the nationwide capital on July 22 to attend the assembly however couldn’t keep again when the programme was prolonged as he has an appointment for eye therapy on July 27 right here, which couldn’t be rescheduled.
“Nothing else ought to be learn into it,” mentioned Roy, as soon as the second-in-command in Trinamool Congress after its supremo Mamata Banerjee.
He mentioned he has been absent from public occasions and political programmes of the BJP due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
BJP nationwide normal secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, who’s in command of the get together’s affairs in West Bengal, described the speculations as “baseless rumours”.
“These are rumours being unfold by the TMC. There may be not an iota of fact in it. Mukul Roy is a crucial chief of our get together,” he instructed PTI.
The Trinamool Congress, nevertheless, declined to touch upon the problem.
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