Popular Homeopath Dr Khokan Roy of Kalibazar joins CPI (M) with 250 followers
By Our Correspondent
Agartala, February 9, 2023
In a big blow to ruling BJP’s prospects in the Bamutia (SC) assembly constituency popular homeopath of the area Dr Khokan Roy yesterday joined the CPI (M) with 250 followers who came out into the open with many more left behind. In a special joining programme organized by the Bamutia unit of the CPI (M) Dr Khokan Roy joined the party by accepting the party’s flags from the former minister and MLA Pabitra Kar in the CPI (M) office at Bamutia.
Dr Roy who always has his chamber overflowing with patients of various hues, many more than even Bamutia hospital, had been a BJP supporter for a long time.He had been upset with the nomination of sitting MLA Krishnadhan Das in 2018 but still stuck with the party , hoping that he will secure nomination this time. But when Krishnadhan Das was renominated he felt so upset that he decided to leave BJP and join the CPI (M). The formal joining took place yesterday creating fears in the minds of BJP supporters in the Bamutia assembly constituency. No response from the BJP has so far been received about the desertion and joining .