Mukul's resignation ploy to hide Trinamol leaders' misdemeanours: Somen Mitra

Postado Outubro 13, 2017

A day after Roy resigned from the upper House and severed ties with Trinamul, Ghosh accused him of trying to compromise the probes into the Saradha and Narada cases.

Congress leader Somen Mitra on Thursday expressed doubts about the motive behind Mukul Roy's resignation from the Trinamool Congress and claimed there could be "a secret understanding" between him and the top party leadership to hide "wrongdoings" of some leaders. "Taking help of his relationship with the BJP leadership, there may be an attempt to hide the misdemeanour of some of their (Trinamool) leaders here", he alleged. "But the one-man parties do not work like that", the leader, who was once the second-in-command in the TMC after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, said.

Roy, who has sought an appointment with senior officials of the Election Commission of India, said he did not plan to float a new political party. "Had Congress been willing to take him, Roy would have criticised the BJP instead", said Ghosh.

Asked to comment on Ghosh's remarks, Roy told PTI, "I want to reiterate that I will fully cooperate with the CBI and the ED".

"Bypolls to a couple of Assembly seats in Bengal will be held in November. I would like to give my suggestions so that elections in Bengal are held like they were in 2009 and 2011", he said.