Kolkata: TMC heavyweight leader Mukul Roy decided to leave his Z category security. Mukul Roy expressed his decision by writing a letter to the Nabanna on Wednesday. Earlier, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee restructured the Trinamool Congress working committee and removed the post of the party vice-president. The move comes as a blow to Mukul Roy, who was till now the party national vice-president. Now, after that he simply remains a member of the party working committee.
Confirming the move, Trinamool spokesperson Partha Chatterjee said: “As members of the working committee, we authorised her (Mamata Banerjee) to restructure the committee. And as a part of this restructuring, she has removed the post of the vice-president. So yes, Mukul Roy is no longer the vice-president but is still a member of the working committee. It isn’t him alone; other vice-presidents too do not hold the post anymore.”
Mukul Roy said that I knew this decision from media and again one day may be, I will know about new party decision from media. That’s why I am decided to leave the security. Earlier this month, Roy was removed by the party from the parliamentary consultative committee of the Home Ministry and replaced Rajya Sabha MP Manish Gupta. He was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in March. Roy was also removed from the chairmanship of the parliamentary standing committee on transport, tourism and culture and replaced with Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien. Once considered Mamata’s most trusted right-hand man, Roy was removed from the post of the party general secretary in 2015 when his name had cropped up in the Sarada chit fund scam.
Ahead of the 2016 state elections, Trinamool insiders had claimed that Roy was behind the floating of a new party Nationalist Trinamool Congress (NTC). Roy, however, had consistently denied this. Recently, Mukul Roy was spotted in a new office at Khanna. So, a speculation rises over his next move. Now, lets’s see whether he would join BJP or forming new party?
Reported By- Debjani Sarkar
Edited By- Piku Mukherjee(Argha)