MUKUL Roy Quits TMC Amidst Report Of Giving Vital Info To CBI: Later Suspend For Yrs By TMC

September 25th, 2017 | by Pranab Kumar Chakravarty
MUKUL Roy Quits TMC Amidst Report Of Giving Vital Info To CBI: Later Suspend For Yrs By TMC
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MUKUL Roy,ex-Railway Minister and Bengal ruling Trinamool Congress leader ,has quit the party. The co-founder of the party has also announced to resign from The Rajya Sabha after Durga Puja festivities.Mukul Roy was removed from the position of party general secretary in 2015 after his name came under the CBI scanner in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund,reports The Indian Express.

The senior TMC leader was feeling humuniliated after months of remaining sidelined by TMC supremo and CM Mamata Banerjee.Roy, the party’s former all-India general secretary who was considered the number 2 in the party after Banerjee, said he resigned from the Trinamool Congress Working Committee and would quit the Upper House and party primary membership after Durga Puja, which ends on September 30.

“It is with a heavy heart and pain that I announce this. This was a party that I helped set up on December 17, 1997,” said the 63-year-old MP in Kolkata.“I have sent an e-mail this morning informing my decision to step down from the working committee. I shall resign from Rajya Sabha immediately after the pujas. About eight months are left for my tenure to end in the Upper House,” Roy said at a press conference on Monday in Kolkata. “At that time I shall also step down from the primary membership of the party.”Roy’s announcement caps months of growing rift with chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who was seen sidelining her former trusted general in the party and media reports of handing over Vital information about funds collection and expenses related to CM’s chopper journeys. “This is the time of the pujas and none will be interested in petty politics. So I shall explain why I took the decision in detail later,” he said. Roy said that he will spend the next few days celebrating Durga puja.

On September 20 Roy, who got Z category security, refused the security he was entitled to. On Sunday, he went to the inauguration of a Durga puja that is identified with Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh, who was suspended by the party after he spoke out against the chief minister in the Saradha scam. He also described party secretary general Partha Chatterjee as “juvenile”.Chatteree later suspended for six years  accusing  him of weakening the organisation.“This is the time of the pujas and none will be interested in petty politics. So I shall explain why I took the decision in detail later. – Mukul Roy.He was instrumental in helping TMC spread to North-east including Manipur and Tripura.

Mukul Roy without naming Mamata Banerjee had a dig at Mamata Banerjee saying: No individual can claim credit for guarding the liberal also led a veiled attack on Mamata Banerjee. “No individual can claim credit for guarding liberal character of Bengal and its accommodative attitude towards minorities,” he sarcastically remarked from the dais of the inauguration programme of Ghosh’s Durga puja.

Roy’s son, Subhrangshu, is also a TMC MLA from Bijpur constituency from North 24 Parganas district. He first won in 2011 and was re-elected in 2016.Media also reports that several TMC leaders find it difficult to defend Mamata’s anti-Hindu stance.

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