Catholic priest Father Rodney Borneo joined Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) ahead of West Bengal's Assembly Elections. He has resigned from his position as Principal of Loyola High School in Kolkata. His resignation has been accepted by Archbishop Thomas D’Souza who is the head of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Kolkata.
Borneo said, "I have served the church and the people through the church for 22 years. Now I will serve people outside the umbrella of the church."
Borneo was trained as a priest from the year 1999 to the year 2009. He was the principal of Loyola High School for the past five years.
Archbishop Thomas D’Souza said, "I am sad. But what can I say? It’s his choice to leave the church and work under a political party."