Setback for Mamata, confidante Mukul Roy joins Modi party

New Delhi, Nov 3: In a major jolt to Trinamool Congress,  Mamata Banerjee's former c;lose confidante and ex-TMC leader Mukul Roy on Friday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here. Roy, a founder member of the Trinamool Congress, quit the party on September 25. He resigned as the party's Rajya Sabha member on October 11.

Today I have Joined BJP and it's my proud privilege to work under PM Modi, Roy said after joining BJP. "Today a veteran public figure and political leader Mukul Roy has joined BJP. His experience will benefit us surely I believe," Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said at a press conference.