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Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Mukul Roy quits Trinamool, slams dynastic politics

Mukul Roy quits Trinamool, slams dynastic politics

Suspended Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy on Wednesday resigned as Rajya Sabha MP and from primary membership of his party.

Roy pointed out the Banerjee-led Trinamool was "very much a part of the NDA government once" and joined hands with the BJP, but now believed that the country can not go ahead without the Congress. "We are party comrades, not a person's servant", Roy said explaining why he was "compelled" to resign.

Roy said that a "one man party is not good for the country", and that he was unable to accept being treated as a servant anymore. For Trinamool, Atal Behari Vajpai and LK Advani are non-communal and Narendra Modi and Amit Shah are communal. 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.

Launching a vitriolic attack against Roy, his former colleague and Bengal Minister Partho Chatterjee said, "Now the Trinamool workers will go to sleep peacefully as the ghaddar (traitor) has left us".

"Mamata failed to keep her promises".

He was also stripped of the charge of Tripura where the TMC was steadily making inroads until its members switched over to the BJP earlier this year. Roy had told reporters.

Roy, who was suspended for six years for "anti-party activities" by the Banerjee-led TMC following his announcement on September 25 that he would resign after Durga Puja, also said that he had never considered the BJP a "communal party". "And this kind of behavior is common in every one-man political outfit". Now the party thinks that the country can not go ahead without the Congress. Mr Baner-jee had recently removed Mr Roy as the party's obs-erver for Tripura, where Congress-turned-TMC MLAs have joined the BJP.

Roy, an accused in the Saradha scam, claimed that Mamata Banerjee might not have known much about the Saradha and Narada scams.

Mukul Roy kept mum about his future political action. We (TMC) were opposed to the Congress but in 2009 we joined the UPA and then quit it on flimsy grounds in 2012.

State BJP president Dilip Ghosh lauded Roy as a "good organiser" and said he had made a "big contribution" to the growth of the TMC in Bengal.

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.

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