Kolkata: In a shot in the arm for the Trinamool Congress, Kolkata Municipal Corporation councillor and Congress leader Mala Roy - a known critic of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee - joined the state`s ruling party on Saturday.
Roy, who unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha polls from South Kolkata last year, met Trinamool supremo Banerjee before her formal induction.
"I have quit the Congress. I want to work for the people and I was not getting the chance," Roy said after her meeting with Banerjee.
Trinamool secretary general Partha Chatterjee announced Roy`s formal induction in the party and said her experience with the city civic body will help the ruling party.
A fierce critic of Banerjee while being in the Congress, Roy switched her allegiance with polls to the civic body just a month away.