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TMC MP Mukul Roy resigns after talks with BJP leaders

Last Modified Monday, 25 September 2017 (13:15 IST)
Kolkata: Dealing a major blow to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, her once 'Man Friday' today resigned from the party's working committee, thereby setting at rest all speculations doing rounds over his strained relationship with the party.Mr Roy, ruling Trinamool Congress founder member Mukul Roy and MP told reporters that he would quit the organisation and the Rajya Sabha post after Durga Puja festival. As per the sources he had a talk with few BJP leaders.

Sixty-three-year-old former Indian Railways Minister, Mr Roy, who was once the close confidante to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the party affairs, told a media conference that he would explain everything why he took such a decision once he put final paper to dissociate himself with the All India Trinamool Congress and also Rajya Sabha.Incidentally, Mr Roy was the first signatory in the formation of on December 17, 1997.Mr Roy, whose son is also a MLA from Kanchrapra, was stripped of many important posts in the party and often criticised by present TMC Secretary General and State Education Minister on many a issues. (UNI)
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