Mukul Roy: Mamata is symbol of honesty

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
  • Updated: Jan 19, 2015 11:21 IST

Throwing a challenge to the opposition parties, Trinamool Congress All India general secretary Mukul Roy said on Sunday that chief minister Mamata Banerjee is a symbol of truth and honesty and that people will realise this one day.

He also said that this is the truth and it is going to stay with party workers in the days to come. “The Trinamool Congress chief and chief minister Mamata Banerjee is a symbol of honesty,” Roy said. He was addressing party workers in Bongaon where a bypoll is scheduled to take place.

The Trinamool Congress general secretary, who has been summoned by the CBI in connection with the multicrore Saradha chit fund scam, on Sunday also said that he has never been involved in any immoral act, either politically or personally, in his life.

Nor has he ever been associated or involved in any kind of corruption or illegal activities, be it politically or personally.

“I am not involved in any immoral act either on behalf of the Trinamool Congress or personally in my life though fingers are being pointed at me,” Roy said.

He also asked each and every worker of the party to take responsibility and work for the Trinamool till the by-election to the Bongaon seat is over and make sure that the party candidate wins the seat.

“I will not prolong my speech since I have to take a flight back to Delhi,” Roy said before leaving the podium.

He said that during its nearly four-year rule in West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress has reached many milestones, including the decrease in crime rate and the absence of any communal tension in the state.

During his stay in Delhi, Roy had gone to the Election Commission to convey the party’s views on the two bypolls announced for Bengal. The CBI had on January 12 asked Roy, who was then in Delhi, to appear before it in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam. On January 14, he had sought 15 days’ time for appearance.

Roy again left for the capital on Thursday (January 15). “I am the general secretary of the All India Trinamool Congress. I am going to sit at my office in Delhi,” he had told reporters before his departure to Delhi.

He came back to the city on Saturday (January 17) and went to Bongaon on Sunday for campaigning.

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