Mukul to be used to break Didi’s party?

| | Kolkata

Specialised skills of former Railway Minister Mukul Roy who recently donned the saffron robe amid great enthusiasm within the BJP and inviting a volley of barrages from his parent outfit Trinamool Congress which termed him a gaddar (traitor) would be employed in breaking (read engineering defection) the Bengal ruling outfit — “a trailer of which was shown in the November 9 BJP rally” attended by a large number of disgruntled TMC men, State BJP president Dilip Ghosh has said.

“The BJP never minds other parties’ businesses, but here it is imperative that the Trinamool Congress be dealt in a language that it best understands,” Ghosh said amid an undercurrent of speculations (regarding future defections) in the Trinamool Congress where “even the left hand does not know whether the right hand will remain in the party tomorrow or not.”

Ever since it came to power the Trinamool had been engineering defections in other parties and wresting civic bodies, district boards and panchayats ruled by the Opposition outfits one after the other by using brute force of money and muscle power, Ghosh alleged adding a time had come to speak to that party in a language it best understood.

“They employed Mukul Roy a particular manner and today they are blaming that BJP is using him to break their party. We will only use Mukul da’s expertise in which he is adept,” he said on a day when Roy went to Ahmadabad to campaign in Gujarat State elections.

The impressive BJP rally organised last Friday witnessed a number of disgruntled local yet influential Trinamool politicians from the districts joining the saffron outfit much to the chagrin and concern of Mamata Banerjee who had reportedly asked her senior party colleagues and Ministers including Jyotipriya Mullick, Suvendu Adhikary, Firhad Hakim and Sovan Chatterjee arrest the rot by offering conciliatory measures within the organisation.

Meanwhile, Roy before leaving for Gujarat said he would reply to the libel charges to be brought by Abhishek Banerjee MP and nephew of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in court. “Let him first bring the charges against me then I will my files number two and three,” he said.

Though he would not name the Chief Minister directly Roy had “opened the file number one” in the Friday rally attacking the Trinamool Congress which he said had turned into a “limited company” where everything was run for, of and by one family.

Roy had alleged that the much bandied Bishwa Bangla brand floated by the Chief Minister to invite investment and run State shows was in fact run by a company in the same name owned by Abhishek. The nephew of the Chief Minister and the Government subsequently got it refuted by the Bengal Home Secretary and Additional Chief Secretary who said that though the Bishwa Bangla logo had been designed by the Chief Minister it currently belonged to the State Government.



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