The Trinamool suspended Roy for six years for anti-party comments. Secretary-general of Trinamool Partha Chatterjee announced by the decision at a press conference a day after the election results were out.
“Now, I will breathe freely. Many in the Trinamool feel suffocated,” he said, claiming that several others from the party will “follow his footsteps”.
“My father has advised me to be careful, as I may be implicated in a false criminal case, or maybe attacked… I will join the BJP within two to three days,” Subhranshu said. At a previous press conference, he had said he was keen to start a new innings.
Subhranshu also said he did not get due respect in the Trinamool.
“Now, I only want peace in Bengal,” the two-time MLA from Bijpur Assembly constituency, which is part of the Barrackpore Lok Sabha seat, said. He hailed his father’s organisational skills and said he had tried to give a lead to his party from his Assembly segment, but failed to do so as his father was a better organisational player than him.
“Today, I have no qualms in accepting that I have lost to my father. He is a real Chanakya of Bengal politics. Our party has lost and people voted against us. We should accept it,” Subhranshu said.
Mukul Roy, once considered to be the second-in-command of the Trinamool, had joined the BJP in November 2017 after a fallout with party supremo Mamata Banerjee. He is being credited for the stellar show of the BJP in Bengal in the just-concluded Lok Sabha election.