A day after th
A day after his son
A day after his son Subhrangshu raised the banner of revolt against party chief Mamata Banerjee, Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy said his son’s statements were his “personal opinion” and not a sign of his “frustration”.
Roy, who came to Kolkata from Delhi Friday evening, went to his ancestral house at Kanchrapara in North 24 Parganas district in the morning. Later, he came to his office at Nizam Palace and met his supporters.
On Friday, Roy junior had said that if the party wanted to investigate why its vote share went down in Kalyani assembly segment in the bypoll of Bongaon Lok Sabha seat, the party should investigate why the same thing happened at Bhawanipur assembly segment, represented by Mamata Banerjee, in the lok Sabha seat in May 2014 general elections.
“Subhrangshu is a different man and he has expressed his opinion. Only time will tell what I will do. I am not under any pressure. What is going on is all part of life, part of the game. What (state minister) Subrata Mukherjee has said — that nobody is above party — is absolutely right. Nobody, just nobody, is above the party,” Mukul said.
In outright support of Mukul, and much to the chagrin of party bosses, posters and banners praising and encouraging Mukul have appeared at various places in Barasat and Madhyamgram.
Sources in the party, meanwhile, say Mukul is unlikely to take any extreme step at this moment. “He is just getting his acts together, meeting his close aides. He will take every step very cautiously,” a source said.