Mukul Roy resigns as Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP

Mukul Roy resigns as Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP

Suspended Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy on Wednesday resigned as Rajya Sabha MP and from the party amid buzz that he was interested in joining the BJP.

"These double standards can't carry on", Roy said after submitting his resignation to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu in Delhi on Wednesday.

After the resignation, Mukul Roy said that he will go on leaves and then decide his future.

I had met Roy a few days ago and from what he has told me I can say that he had left the party dejected with the party leadership.

Asked to elaborate on this comment, Roy, however, said: "I am not saying that all the party workers are servants but the manner in which the party is being run by one person, it is as good as that".

State Congress president Adhir Chowdhury said that Roy had shown that top TMC leaders can leave the party.

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However, recently, he was seen drifting away from the party and on September 25th, he had announced quitting the party after Durga Puja.

The party suspended Roy last month accusing him of hobnobbing with the BJP. "Trinamool is no exception in this regard", the BJP leader said.

"I am not saying that I will join the BJP or I won't join it. One-man politics is bad for every political party in the country". "In a political party, we are all comrades, nobody is a servant".

Indirectly hitting out at Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee, Roy said dynastic politics is hurting not only the TMC but also all the political parties in the country.

Stating that "dynasty politics is there all over India", he hinted at presence of such practices in the Trinamool and that it could also be the reason behind his exit. "What Roy has said is the general characteristic of any regional party and TMC is no exception". He had earlier met BJP leader in charge of West Bengal, Kailash Vijayvargiya, who had said BJP was not in a hurry to induct him. The TMC has officially rubbished such speculations with party leader Partha Chatterjee describing Roy as a "political nobody" who has no base in West Bengal. After that, we will take a call.

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