Kolkata: In a significant development in Bengal politics, Subhranshu Roy, two time Trinamul Congress legislator attacked Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday, including his father Mukul Roy, a former senior TMC leader, now in BJP camp.
Subhranshu said that, it is not at all possible for BJP to win the heart of common people of Bengal by bribing them. His father Mukul Roy, former Trinamul Congress Rajya Sabha MP who joined BJP last year is now the key face of the saffron brigade in Bengal.
Political observers are of the view that father-son face-off would weaken BJP’s hold in Bengal.
eNewsroom, had done a story soon after Mukul Roy’s joining of BJP had predicted that Mamata Banerjee will pit Roy junior against Mukul Roy. And with the onset of the Bengal panchayat polls the face-off is being used judiciously by TMC.
Shubhranshu Roy slammed BJP at a public meeting in Barrackpore. He mentioned, “Rahulbabu, Dilipbabu, Mukulbabu cannot win people’s heart by such acts. Somebody is assuring smart phone to lure people to vote for BJP, other is playing on people’s fear by stating that he will turn the state into crematorium. But of course prime minister will be happy about it. They would win his heart.”
Talking to media, Shubhranshu Roy welcomed all to vote for Trinamul Congress. He said, CM Mamata Banerjee is his inspiration to join politics. He believed that as Mamata Banerjee government brought development in Bengal so people will vote for Trinamul Congress. The party has lodged a complaint against Mukul Roy with the State Election Commission for violating the model code of conduct.
Incidentally, while addressing an election rally at Ghughudanga area in Jalpaiguri district last Saturday, BJP leader Mukul Roy had promised people smart phones if they select BJP candidates to Zila Parishad seats in panchayat polls.
Like his son Subhranshu, common people too want to know why a seasoned politician likes Mukul Roy, who has such a long career in politics would violate model code of conduct after he promised to provide youths with smart phones if BJP wins. “Such an act by senior politician like Roy must have been done intentionally. It was a shows his frustration. And Subhranshu was right in pointing it out. PM Narendra Modi in all his election speeches had talked about ‘aache din’, which is a complete farce. Promising smart phones to voters is just like that promise. In Karnataka election speeches, PM had to praise CM Mamata Banerjee as she has been able to provide jobs to a number of people in Bengal. He had to name Mamata Banerjee to ask for votes in Karnataka. If we monitor closely then we will understand that Mukul Roy is at the helm of affairs when it comes to Bengal’s Panchayat polls as he is the chairman. And he knows very well that he cannot do anything to make BJP win the Panchayat polls. And thus Roy’s political position in BJP would be at risk if he failed to deliver what had been promised by him,” said political analyst Bijan Sarkar to eNewsroom.