Ahead of the crucial 2019 Lok Sabha polls, mayor of Bidhannagar Sabyasachi Dutta met BJP leader Mukul Roy at his residence on Friday.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has ordered Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim to check out disciplinary action against the TMC leader for meeting BJP.
Ahead of the crucial 2019 Lok Sabha polls, tall TMC leader and mayor of Bidhannagar Sabyasachi Dutta met BJP leader Mukul Roy at his residence on Friday.
The meet that went for two hours led to the speculation that Dutta might join the saffron party.
However, Mukul Roy and Sabyasachi Dutta had said that it was a courtesy visit.
This is a significant meet because Mukul Roy had once been Dutta's mentor and apparently, this was their first meet since Roy joined BJP.
Dutta's presence plays an important role in TMC's politics as he has a considerable hold over Dum Dum and Barasat Lok Sabha constituencies adjacent to Kolkata.
In the last two months, several TMC leaders had switched over to the BJP.