Senior TMC leader Mukul Roy quits party

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Kolkata: In a big setback for the Trinamool Congress (TMC), senior leader and MP Mukul Roy has today announced he is quitting the TMC.

Mukul Roy in a press conference on Monday morning said, “With a heavy heart, I am announcing that I will quit the primary party post of Trinamool Congress and the Rajya Sabha membership. I will formally resign after the Durga Puja break.”

When asked he clarified, “After five days I will explain everything.”

Mukul Roy is widely known as the next big name in the Trinamool Congress ranks, with him being considered West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s right-hand man.

There were recent reports that Roy was in touch with the BJP and may join the saffron brigade soon.

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