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Senior politician Tapas Roy joins BJP just days after quitting TMC
Tapas Roy
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Senior politician Tapas Roy joins BJP just days after quitting TMC

| @indiablooms | 06 Mar 2024, 06:36 pm

Senior politician Tapas Roy, who recently quit Trinamool Congress, on Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party and said he will continue to be a part of the political outfit till he remains in active politics.

"I am joining the BJP from today. I will be a part of the political outfit till I am in active politics," he said.

"I am ready to perform whatever tasks are given to me by the state and central leadership," he said.

"I want to create a peaceful Bengal and joined BJP with that motive in mind," he said.

Roy joined the saffron brigade just ahead of the Lok Sabha polls which are scheduled to take place in the upcoming months.

Roy, who was elected to Baranagar assembly constituency in 2011, 2016 and 2021, recently resigned as the MLA.

The senior politician earlier said he was hurt that his party chief Mamata Banerjee did not back him when the Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided his place in connection with the civic body recruitment case on January 12.

"I am hurt. Mamata Banerjee could say Sheikh Shahjahan was targeted by ED but couldn't take my name in the assembly," said Roy, who has recently lashed out at TMC Lok Sabha leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay accusing him of helping the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

"TMC is not for me," he added.

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