Kolkata: The sordid terms between Trinamool Congress Supremo Mamata Banerjee and the All India General Secretary of the party Mukul Roy is almost certain. The disciplinary committee met at Kolkata on Friday to discuss ‘prima facie’ anti-party statements by Mukul’s son, Subhrangshu Roy, who is the Trinamool MLA from Bijpur in North 24 Parganas, a seat he won in 2011. Earlier in the day, Subhrangshu had said, “I am proud of my father. He has built the party… but in the Trinamool, there is only one post (Mamata Banerjee). The rest are lamp posts.”
Subhrangshu came under Trinamool scanner for making such a comment after TMC won the bypolls. Though the Trinamool won Bongaon Lok Sabha seat by a record margin of 2.11 lakh votes its vote share dropped by 10,000 in the Kalyani Assembly segment.
Trinamool sources say the party believes Subhrangshu’s comments were the reason for this.
The Bijpur lawmaker retorted saying, “I had no role in elections in Kalyani. But if the party’s performance in Kalyani is being probed, it should also probe results in the Kolkata South Lok Sabha polls.” In that election in 2011, the BJP had edged out Trinamool in the Bhawanipore Assembly segment from where Mamata Banerjee is an MLA.
The apparent split’s effects are visible in Delhi too where TMC’s belongings were moved out of Roy’s 181 South Avenue bungalow which was effectively the party office in the capital.