As of now, Tathagata Roy has not been given every other publish, though he has expressed his desire to return to active politics in West Bengal

Veteran BJP chief Tathagata Roy’s tenure because the Governor of Meghalaya got here to an finish of Tuesday with former Goa governor Satya Pal Malik set to change him.

As of now, Roy has not been given every other publish, though he has expressed his desire to return to active politics in West Bengal. According to information company PTI, Roy has stated that he’s prepared to settle for any position the get together entrusts him with.

The 74-year-previous former West Bengal BJP president, nevertheless, evaded a direct reply when requested whether or not he would really like to be the face of the get together within the state Assembly polls due subsequent yr, saying “It is for the party leadership to decide”.

“My tenure as Governor ended in May. I am still here just because of the COVID-19 situation. Once my tenure ends and I go back to Kolkata, I would like to return to active politics and take up any role the BJP offers to me,” Roy informed PTI.

“If my get together decides that I’m a match candidate for the publish of chief minister, clearly, I shall think about it,” Roy informed The Indian Express over the telephone.

Roy stated that he had knowledgeable the get together management lengthy again that he desires to return to active politics. “I don’t know why everybody is talking about it now,” he stated.

As per The Print.in, a piece of the Bengal BJP unit is in favour of Roy contesting the upcoming Assembly election, however he stated that he would settle for any position given by the get together. The state is scheduled to go to Assembly elections in April or May subsequent yr.

Roy was the state BJP president from 2002 to 2006 and a member of the get together’s nationwide government between 2002 and 2015.

He was appointed because the governor of Tripura in May 2015 and later took over because the governor of Meghalaya in August 2018.

The governor, who describes himself as a “Right-wing Hindu socio-political thinker, writer, ideologue” on his Twitter deal with is thought for posting provocative messages on social media. Here are some of his different controversially charged remarks.

‘Boycott every little thing Kashmiri’

Earlier this yr, in February, Roy in a tweet requested for a blanket boycott of “everything Kashmiri”. The tweet was in response to the 14 February assault on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama that killed 42 jawans.

Roy additionally requested individuals not to go to Kashmir or go to Amarnath for the subsequent two years. The governor’s feedback come amid stories of threats being issued to Kashmiri individuals, particularly college students, in a number of elements of the nation.

Soon after stoking controversy together with his tweet, Roy tried to make clear in a telephone interview with a tv channel that he was not advocating for a complete financial shutdown of Kashmir. “I have not said boycott everything Kashmiri,” Roy informed News18, claiming that he had solely quoted a “retired colonel of the Indian Army”. He then went on to name an financial shutdown of Kashmir “collateral damage”.

‘Bengali boys sweep flooring, women dance in bars’

In June, 2019, he triggered one other storm by claiming that Bengali boys sweep the flooring of homes throughout the nation lately and “Bengali girls dance in Mumbai’s bars.”

Wondering why a piece of the individuals in West Bengal was opposed to studying Hindi, Roy, himself a Bengali, additionally stated on Twitter that main elements of Bengal have been separated from the state.

Stressing on the necessity to be taught Hindi, Roy stated barring those that wouldn’t step exterior West Bengal, everybody ought to be taught Hindi as this was the language the individuals of the nation, besides in Tamil Nadu, kind of understood. “They should understand reality. Otherwise, they will have to suffer,” the previous Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief stated.

A quantity of netizens criticised Roy claiming that he had insulted Bengali girls and boys, whereas many others supported his views.

’26/11 attackers spared Muslims’

On the tenth anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror assaults, again in 2018, the then Meghalaya governor claimed that Muslims weren’t killed within the “Pakistan-sponsored slaughter of innocents“.

“10th Anniversary today of Paki-sponsored slaughter of innocents (except Muslims) at Mumbai, popularly called 26/11. Does anyone remember why we did not even downgrade our diplomatic relations with the Pakis (let alone break off such relations or go to war)?” he tweeted.

Later, he deleted his tweet and stated he was improper on details. “I was misinformed of the Paki-sponsored killers of 26/11 having spared Muslims. In fact, several Muslims were killed. It was a mistake of facts and I am sorry for the same. The relevant tweet has been deleted,” he tweeted.

He deleted the second tweet as effectively after which issued one other apology.

‘Hindu-Muslim downside will not be solved with out a civil battle’

In 2017, Roy tweeted a 1946 remark by Syama Prasad Mookerjee, who later based the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, that “the Hindu-Muslim problem won’t be solved without a civil war”.

This led to the then ruling CPM and the opposition Congress demanding his removing from because the state governor.

‘Wrap them in pigskin, bury them face down in pig excreta’

In January 2016, Roy had advised that the our bodies of the terrorists killed within the Pathankot attack be wrapped in pigskin. “I seriously suggest Russian treatment to terrorists’ carcasses. Wrap them in pigskin, bury them face down in pig excreta. No chance of Houris,” he had stated on Twitter.

‘Fight towards intolerance will solely be balanced when Muslims have pork within the open’

In November 2015, Roy — in an interview with The Economic Times — had stated, “People have the right to eat what they want but the scales would be even when Muslims come out and have pork in the open. And that day, we can really call it a war against intolerance.”

On being requested what he thought in regards to the emergence of a ‘secular Grand Alliance’ in Bihar, Roy gave a obscure reply and stated that he doesn’t settle for the definition of the phrase ‘secular’.

‘People who attended Yakub Menon’s funeral are potential terrorists’

In July 2015, Roy described individuals who had attended 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon’s funeral as “potential terrorists” and stated, “they ought to be kept under surveillance”.

After going through criticism for his remarks, Roy had stated, “I stand by what I have said on Twitter. All those who went to attend Yakub Memon’s funeral, other than his family members, close relatives, and friends, are definitely prima facie suspects. There must be some potential threat elements in these people. They ought to be kept under surveillance.”

If Hindus of West Bengal didn’t reject secularism, they’d be annihilated’

In April 2015, Roy had stated that if Hindus of West Bengal didn’t reject secularism and polarise, they’d be “annihilated”.

‘Glad you admire what Hindus did in Gujarat in 2002’

In 2015, commenting on the “fighting back” nature of Hindus, Roy tweeted, “One exception was Gujarat, 2002. I’m glad you appreciate what the Hindus did then.”

‘Love Jihad’

Back in August 2014, Roy had congratulated UP BJP for citing the notorious ‘Love Jihad’ situation and had even advised that the problem be taken up in West Bengal.

With inputs from PTI

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