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Mukul Roy’s son to stay in Trinamool; says Mamata Banerjee is supreme leader

While addressing a public meeting alongside minister Jyotipriya Mullick on Monday, Mukul Roy’s son expressed obedience to Mamata Banerjee and sat silently when Mullick accused his father of leaking information to rival parties.

kolkata Updated: Oct 16, 2017 16:52 IST
Hindustan Times
Mukul Roy,Subhransu Roy,Mamata Banerjee
Mukul Roys’s son and Bijpur MLA Subhransu Roy says he is a loyal follower of Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee. (Facebook)

HT correspondent

Mukul Roy, the scam -tainted Trinamool Congress MP who left the party and resigned from the Rajya Sabha recently, faced an embarrassing situation on Monday when his son Subhranshu Roy distanced himself from his father and expressed obedience to Mamata Banerjee.

Subhranshu, the Trinamool Congress MLA from Bijpur in the North 24 Parganas, said Mamata Banerjee was the supreme leader of the party and nobody else was important.

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“Mamata Banerjee says the final word and no other leader is more important in Trinamool Congress,” said Subhranshu at a public meeting. West Bengal food & supplies minister Jyotipriyo Mullick was sitting next to him. Mullick alleged that Mukul Roy used to pass on vital information on internal affairs of Trinamool to rival parties.

“Mukul Roy used to pass on important information on internal matters of the Trinamool Congress to BJP, Congress and CPI(M). We have gathered specific information on his activities,” alleged Mullick. Subhranshu sat on the dais with an expressionless face.

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Subhranshu distanced himself from his father on September 25 minutes after Mukul Roy announced his decision to resign from the party and the Rajya Sabha. “I have nothing to say on this. There are senior leaders who can comment. All I can say is that I am with Trinamool and will continue to be in Trinamool,” Roy told the media after his father announced the resignation.

Leaders from rival parties however rubbished Mullick’s claim that Mukul Roy used to leak information to them.

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“Lot of dirty things keep happening in the Trinamool. The Mukul Roy episode is the latest addition to the list. The minister is making baseless allegations to cover it up,” said CPI(M) Lok Sabha member Md Salim.

BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha said: “Our party does not need any information from Mukul Roy. It has other sources. I can say with full responsibility that we never received any internal information about Trinamool from Mukul Roy.”

Bengal Congress president Adhir Chowdhury was not available for comments.

First Published: Oct 16, 2017 16:52 IST