The ruling Trinamool Congress is about to taste another break of loyalties from one of its party MLAs just a couple of days after the BJP made phenomenal gains in the state, bagging the highest ever 18 Lok Sabha seats from Bengal. Mr Subhrangshu Roy, Trinamool Congress MLA from Bijpur Assembly constituency in North 24-Parganas district and son of senior BJP leader Mr Mukul Roy, is likely to join his father’s party soon.

Mr Mukul Roy, once the number two leader in the Trinamool Congress after chief minister Banerjee, left the party and joined the BJP in 2017.

“I think Subhrangshu may join BJP within a couple of days and will talk to him to discuss the matter after coming back to Kolkata. He is like a free bird now after the Trinamool Congress leadership suspended him for six years,” Mr Mukul Roy said today to media in Delhi.

On Friday, Trinamool Congress suspended Subhrangshu Roy for six years on charge of anti-party activities. TMC general secretary Partha Chatterjee, while criticising the Bijpur MLA, told newspersons that the party would not tolerate any “antiparty activity” and hence he was put under “suspension”.

“The party has decided to suspend the party MLA from Bijpur Subhrangshu Roy for anti-party comments and activity. We had waited for long so that he could mend his ways but that was not to be. No anti-party elements who are detrimental to the party will be tolerated”, Mr Chatterjee told newspersons.

Subhrangshu while speaking to reporters on Friday said: “I am proud of my father who had once made the Trinamool Congress and has now destroyed the party. Soon after my father joined the BJP some people (an apparent reference to Mamata Banerjee) would say they will produce lakhs of Mukul Roy for Trinamul Congress.”

“My party does not trust me. I heaved a sigh of relief,” he reacted after the Trinamool Congress suspended him.