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Former TMC leader Mukul Roy joins BJP

News Agencies | Updated on: 3 November 2017, 18:09 IST

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

Roy joined the BJP in presence of Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya.

"Happy to inform that Mukul Roy is joining BJP, we welcome him. His experience will benefit us surely I believe," said Prasad, while welcoming Roy in the party.

Meanwhile, Roy said, it is his privilege to work under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"Today I have joined the BJP and it's my proud privilege to work under Prime Minister Modi," Roy said.

Roy had last month quit TMC and resigned from Rajya Sabha membership.


First published: 3 November 2017, 18:09 IST