One of the founding members of the Trinamool Congress (TMC), Mukul Roy, has expressed a desire to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah. “I am a BJP legislator. I want to be with the BJP. The party has made arrangements for my stay here. I want to meet Amit Shah and speak to (party president) JP Nadda,” he told a Bengali news channel late on Tuesday evening. The TMC MLA said that he was still a BJP legislator. Mukul Roy joined the BJP in 2017 after his reportedly strained relationship with the TMC's top leadership. However, he returned to the TMC fold in 2019 after the West Bengal Assembly election. Advising his son to join the BJP, Roy said, “He too should join the BJP as it would suit him best.” Meanwhile, Roy's son Subhrangshu has claimed that his father is “extremely unwell” and suffers from “dementia and Parkinson’s disease”. Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition (LoP) in West Bengal Suvendhu Adhikari said that the Bengal BJP was not interested in inducting Roy into the saffron camp.