Roy was tipped to join the BJP on Tuesday in New Delhi along with three other Trinamool MLAs-Silbhadra Dutta, Sunil Singh, and Dilip Mondal
New Delhi: High drama ensued after Subhrashshu Roy, son of Bengal BJP leader Mukul Roy, came to the national capital to join the saffron party.
Roy was tipped to join the BJP on Tuesday in New Delhi along with three other Trinamool MLAs- Silbhadra Dutta, Sunil Singh, and Dilip Mondal.
However, a day before the joining, Dutta announced that he is admitted in a hospital for 5 days and he is with Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee.
Meanwhile, a senior BJP leader has confirmed that more than 20 municipal counsellors from opposition parties will join BJP.
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As the time for the induction is nearing, sources said that Dutta, who was mysteriously admitted in a Gurgaon hospital, left the hospital premise and is staying at a hotel in the national capital region.
While Trinamool MLA from Noyapara Singh is in Kolkata, Mandal is camping in the national capital at the residence of Mukul Roy in Delhi's South Avenue. Mandal is the sitting MLA from Bishnupur area of Bengal.
Why the drama?
Speculations are flying thick and fast on why the MLAs have been evasive. A top BJP source said that this is to evade arrest on 'false charges' slapped by the Trinamool. The BJP is apprehensive of "vendetta", which happened when Arjun Singh joined BJP earlier this month and went on to fight on the party’s ticket from Barrackpore and win.
The BJP had to knock the Supreme Court's door to stay his arrest.
Meanwhile, there another speculation that the MLAs are evasive as they are doing some last minute negotiations to stay back in Trinamool.
Shybhranshu to join at 4 PM
Earlier, this week Mukul Roy's son who stayed back with Trinamool, despite his father joining the saffron party was expelled by the party. He faced the wrath for alleged "anti-party activities". The Trinamool accused him of helping Arjun Singh, the opponent of former Rail Minister Dinesh Trivedi. In a statement, TMC leader Partha Chatterjee had announced the decision. Meanwhile, sources in BJP has confirmed that Mukul Roy's son will indeed join BJP at 4 PM.
This move comes after a bitterly fought election campaigning during which the Prime Minister himself claimed at least forty Trinamool MLAs are in touch with BJP. Moreover, if top sources in BJP are to be believed, the party is up for a power snatch as soon early as this November, reported first by MyNation.
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