‘I would appeal to everyone who want that change to come about and want Bengal’s development, to join the BJP’
Former Trinamool Congress founder-leader Mukul Roy, who joined the Bhartiya Janata Party three days ago after quitting West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress, on Monday asserted that the party was “close to achieving its target” of emerging as the correct alternative to govern the state.
Lauding the BJP workers for their hard work over the last two years, he said he would join them in helping the party reach the goal.
“The people of Bengal are looking for an alternative. The Bharatiya Janata Party is the alternative that would rule West Bengal in future. They would bring back the democratic environment in the state,” said Mr. Roy at the party’s state headquarters here.
“The way BJP has worked over the last two years in Bengal, I can say that they are very close to achieving their target. We will all strive together to reach that goal.”
Claiming that BJP is the biggest political force in the country now, Roy said the party would achieve massive victories in the co
oming elections in Himachal Pradesh and Gujrat and also capture Bengal and Odisha in future.
He said whoever wants Bengal’s development should join the BJP.
“The real change has not come in Bengal. BJP can bring that change. I would appeal to everyone who want that change to come about and want Bengal’s development, to join the BJP,” he said.
Earlier in day, a huge crowd including Roy’s followers and BJP activists gathered at the city airport to receive him and Mr. Roy expressed his appreciation.
“I am overwhelmed by the kind of greetings and appreciation I received from the BJP today,” he noted.
He vowed to work in sync with the state BJP.
“In the national politics, my captain is (BJP President) Amit Shah and in Bengal, my captain is Dilip Ghosh. I will work for Bengal under the leadership of the captain,” said Mr. Roy, who talked to the reporters for the first time in the city after joining BJP.
However, he refused to divulge details about his political moves, stating that he would say everything in the rally organised by the party on November 10.
“There would be a huge rally by the BJP on November 10 here. A large number are of people are going to attend that gathering. Therefore I have decided to deliver my political speech on that day.