Mukul Roy Quits Trinamool After Meeting With Top BJP Leaders

Vastavam web: This is a big jolt to Mamatha Benerji as Mukul Roy, one of the founder members of Trinamul Congress Party in West Bengal. Mukul Roy, one of the founder members of Mamata Banerjee’s party, has today announced he is quitting the Trinamool Congress. He has resigned from the party’s working committee today, and says he will soon surrender his membership of the party and of the Rajya Sabha. Roy met with top BJP leaders in Delhi in recent weeks, adding to the perception that he was “getting close to the BJP”, said sources. He said he was being “forced” to resign and was exiting the Trinamool “with heavy heart and pain.” When asked if he would join the BJP next, he told NDTV, “After five days, I will explain everything. Today, I will not say a word, I will explain after puja,” referring to the annual Durga Puja festival which is celebrated widely in Bengal.