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Suspended TMC leader Mukul Roy resigns from all party posts, Rajya Sabha membership

Mukul Roy was earlier suspended from the party for "anti-party activities". He resigned from the party's working committee shortly after his suspension.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 11, 2017 6:13 pm
Mukul Roy was earlier suspended from the party for “anti-party activities”. He resigned from the party’s working committee shortly after his suspension. (file photo)

Trinamool Congress co-founder Mukul Roy on Wednesday resigned from all party posts and his Rajya Sabha membership. Roy met Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, and submitted his resignation.

Speaking to reporters at a press conference in New Delhi, Roy said he was compelled to quit TMC “with a heavy heart”.

“Today I am resigning from RS membership elected as a member of TMC, also from all posts of TMC as a primary member…With heavy heart and heavy pain, I am compelled to submit my resignation,” he said.

Roy was earlier suspended from the party for “anti-party activities”. He resigned from the party’s working committee shortly after his suspension.

Once considered to be party chief Mamata Banerjee’s Man Friday, he was sidelined in the party after becoming embroiled in the Saradha case.

There is speculation that he might be joining the BJP or floating a new party. Roy has, however, said he is yet to decide on his future course of action.

Meanwhile, TMC general secretary Partha Chatterjee, reacting to Roy’s resignation, said: “The day CBI went after him, he realized that other than BJP he has no respite.”

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  1. Thamizh Virumbi
    Oct 12, 2017 at 3:00 am
    what is the deal with Bjp Mr.Roy.
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      Ram
      Oct 12, 2017 at 12:45 am
      Top congress leader Mr. Sharma left congress and joined BJP in Assam and BJP is taking over every state in NE. In Maharastra and karnataka top congress leaders left congress joined BJP, same happening in Gujarat, Haryana and HP. Now even TMC is losing its founder a brain behind TMC win in WB. That means in few years BJP in WB will have same status as BJP in Assam. Only good thing Momota/TC did was to exterminate communists, who are known anti-nationals and more dangerous than sleeper cells of ISI in India. The way BJP is advancing, evemn in Kerala they may pusth communists to third position as seen by the desperation of CPM and its clowinish leaders like Vijayan,karats,yechuri,raja etc. Didi can cry along with Maya,sonia,kejirwal,lallu,mulayam,karunanidi and Deve Gowda (unless Gowda suddenly discovers that BJP is also secular!) and commies. It is expected that Naveen Patnaik will do a Niteshkumar any time and join NDA for his own survival!
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        Joseph Mumbai
        Oct 11, 2017 at 10:24 pm
        Trinamool-Mamta. The end is near.
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        1. Dipak Bhunia
          Oct 11, 2017 at 6:06 pm
          IT IS TOO LATE TO REALISE YOUR MISTAKE.
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          1. Shyamal Ganguly
            Oct 11, 2017 at 10:09 pm
            It is never too late for doing anything - including realising your mistakes.
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