Amid speculation of former Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy joining the BJP, its national General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Thursday held West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee responsible for Roy quitting her party.
“Mamata ji throws down the very steps which she climbs up on. There are many examples. You became the CM with the help of Mukul Roy’s organisational skills… he was forced to quit. Who do you (Mamata) belong to ? Whoever supports you, you try to destroy them,” he said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has said the process of the former Trinamool leader’s inclusion is in progress.
Vijayvargiya had earlier said Roy had expressed his wish to join the BJP to the party’s West Bengal unit.
Roy had quit the Trinamool and resigned his Rajya Sabha seat citing “lack of principle” as his compulsion to leave a party of which he was a founding member.