Former Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Friday.

“Today a veteran public figure and political leader Mukul Roy has joined BJP,” Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said at a press conference.

Roy, a founder member of the Trinamool Congress, quit the party on September 25. He resigned as the party’s Rajya Sabha member on October 11.