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Mukul's son slams BJP's 'smartphone' promise

Kolkata: Subhrangshu Roy, Trinamool Congress MLA from Bijpur in North 24-Parganas and son of Mukul Roy, on Wednesday came down heavily on his father for his statement that BJP will give smartphones to people, if they vote for the party.
"You cannot woo the voters by making promises of giving smartphones. People are in favour of development and because of it, Trinamool will taste landslide victory in the forthcoming Panchayat election," he said.
It may be mentioned that Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee had also criticised Roy for his "irresponsible" statement.
Roy had made the statement in Siliguri, earlier this week. He had said that if
BJP establishes its control
over the Zilla Parishad in Jalpaiguri, then all voters above the age of 18 will be given smartphones.
Subhrangshu said, "Mukul Roy and Dilip Ghosh are threatening the people of Bengal and this will be disastrous for BJP."
It may be recalled that after Mukul Roy joined BJP, there was speculation that Subhrangshu will follow him. He had also skipped some meetings of the party. But he clarified his stand on Wednesday and said "Mamata Banerjee is our leader and I will follow her instructions."
He made it clear that he will work for the people and will criticise those who will attack Trinamool Congress below the belt.
It may be mentioned that Roy had strongly opposed Mukul joining BJP and had said that he would not join the party.
Nevertheless, Roy joined BJP in Delhi and though no post has been given to him in the state unit, he is campaigning against Trinamool Congress in all the districts.
Meanwhile, Mukul is fast losing his control in North 24-Parganas and none of his associates in the district have joined BJP.

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