The undisputed No 2 in the Trinamool Congress before he was removed from all party posts, Mukul Roy is all set to form his own political outfit before the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) elections later this year. Roy will soon travel to Delhi to finalise the name and symbol of the new political outfit.
“Dada (Mukul Roy) told me on Saturday that I will be the president of the new party in Murshidabad. To be sure, there will be no adjustment with the Congress. But there is a distinct possibility for an understanding with the BJP,” Humayun Kabir, former animal husbandry minister of West Bengal and suspended Trinamool Congress leader from Murshidabad, told HT. “Dada is keeping his cards close to his chest and is not revealing much,” a Trinamool leader said.