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Mukul Roy resigns from Rajya Sabha, keeps suspense about future political move

Senior Trinamool Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Mukul Roy after announcing his resignation from the party in Kolkata in September 2017 Mukul Roy resigns from Rajya Sabha, keeps suspense about future political move
Melinda Barton | 11 October, 2017, 16:20

Suspended Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy on Wednesday tendered his resignation as Rajya Sabha member on Wednesday.

On the other hand, BJP has neither confirmed nor denied the reports of Mukul Roy meeting their leaders. Mukul further remarked, " I have resigned, now I will go for leaves and then decide my future course of action".

"We were very much a part of the NDA government once and joined hands with the BJP".

His supporters say like Himanta Biswa Sarma, who left the ruling Congress in Assam to join the BJP that came to power in the 2016 state polls, Roy will defeat the TMC in Bengal in the coming days. "Sometimes Trinamool Congress is with the BJP, sometimes they are with the Congress", Roy told the media at his residence here shortly after submitting his resignation.

Without giving detailed information, the founding members of TMC, Roy had said that he was not getting important posts despite his role in the party during its origin in 1997.

At a press conference, Roy said he'd been "compelled" to resign with "a heavy heart". With Mukul's jibe at dynastic politics on Wednesday, his chances of joining Congress also looks deem according to political experts.

Once considered to be party chief Mamata Banerjee's Man Friday, he was sidelined in the party after becoming embroiled in the Saradha case. And also TMC claimed him of socially mixing with the BJP.

Once the second-in-command in the TMC after CMBanerjee, Roy was suspended for six years for "anti-party activities" last month.