Mukul Roy resigns from TMC in a blow to Mamata Banerjee

Mukul Roy resigns from TMC in a blow to Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress party senior leader Mukul Roy has announced that he has resigned from the party. He added that he will resign from Rajya Sabha after the festival of Durga Puja comes to a close.

"I'll quit as Rajya Sabha member after the Durga Puja break. I am announcing with a heavy heart that I will resign from the party's working committee today". According to PTI, Roy has said he will resign as Rajya Sabha MP and from party's primary membership after Durga Puja. "But I would like to mention that the people of Bengal don't like political controversies during Durga Puja,".

Refusing to divulge more details, Roy said he would explain the reasons for his decision later.


Roy, one of the founding members of the TMC, also recalled that he was the first signatory for the party on December 17, 1997, during the party's process of formation. Who forced him? Roy didn't answer but hinted that he may have been "forced" by Mamata. "I will also quit my primary membership of the Trinamool after a few days", Roy said. "We will consider it if he wishes to join BJP", Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh had earlier said.

Roy was recently removed as the TMC vice president after the party chose to restructure its committee. According to IE, Roy was responsible for the expansion of the party and managing TMC in the state and beyond. he was also instrumental in making strategy of the party, especially in 2014 general elections.

Reports of Mukul Roy cosying up to the BJP leadership were believed to have riled Mamata Banerjee and the TMC leadership following which he was removed as the chairman of Parliament's standing committee on transport and tourism.

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