Kolkata, September 26: MP of Rajyasabha for West Bengal, Mukul Roy on Monday said that after Durga Puja he will resign from the All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC) party and the post of Member of Parliament (MP). Following his decision, on the same day, TMC suspended him for six years.
On Resigning from the party Roy said that with a heavy heart and pain, I am informing you that I have taken a principled decision. I am not an office-bearer in the party now... I will email my resignation from the party working committee today itself. I'll quit as Rajya Sabha member after the Durga Puja break. I will also quit my primary membership of the Trinamool after a few days.
On 25th September, Mukul Roy said that according to the newspapers he has been appointed as a member of Working/Executive Committee of AITMC, but he is not been informed from the party. He further added that if it is to be done then he is resigning from that post too.
While the reason for expelling Roy from the party is said to be the anti-party activities. He is trying to form a new party. Served as a Vice President of TMC, Roy was also the Railway Minister. He was one of the founding members of AITMC.