Kolkata: BJP leader and Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Legislative Assembly, Suvendu Adhikari has now given a petition to the Assembly Speaker for disqualification of TMC leader Mukul Roy, MLA from 83-Krishnanagar Uttar Assembly constituency.
The move comes as BJP is now trying to hold on to its other turncoats, particularly legislators, in an attempt to keep the party's strength in the Legislative Assembly intact.
Suvendu Adhikari on Saturday had downplayed Mukul Roy’s return to the TMC, saying, "We are not moved or worried by Mukul Roy leaving the party. Statements have been issued by Joy Prakash Majumdar and Dilip Ghosh and my opinion is the same."
Adhikari went on to assert that he will work to ensure the anti-defection law is implemented in West Bengal as he said, “Anti-defection law has never been implemented or used in Bengal. I take the responsibility as an Opposition leader and say that I’ll ensure it is implemented."
Mukul Roy returned to TMC on June 12. He switched over to the BJP ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He was then instrumental in recruiting TMC leaders for the BJP.
Roy won from the Krishnanagar Uttar assembly constituency on a BJP ticket in the recently concluded West Bengal polls. The BJP won 75 out of a total of 294 seats.