Mamata Banerjee neither trusts her party nor TMC leaders: BJP on Mukul Roy's removal

Taking a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee, shortly after her close aide Mukul Roy was stripped of from all party posts, Bharatiya Janata Party said on Saturday that 'the Bengal CM has lost faith in everyone including her party leaders'.

Updated: Feb 28, 2015, 19:16 PM IST

New Delhi: Taking a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee, shortly after her close aide Mukul Roy was stripped of from all party posts, Bharatiya Janata Party said on Saturday that 'the Bengal CM has lost faith in everyone including her party leaders'.

“Mukul Roy used to be Mamata ji's close aide, she neither trusts her party nor party leaders now,” senior BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain told reporters here.

He further said, “Mamata ji has lost her faith in everyone,” ANI reported.

Hussain's reactions came shortly after TMC sources said that Roy was relieved from his position.

Meanwhile, Mukul Roy refused to comment on his removal as party general secretary of the All India Trinamool Working Committee ( AITMC ), and added that it was Mamata Banerjee's prerogative to form a new committee.

"It is a prerogative of the party to constitute and reconstitute and the power lies with the chairperson. It is an ad-hoc committee," he told media here.

"She thinks it is fit and proper to form a new working committee. It is her prerogative. I have no comments," he added.

The move comes a day after Roy had been removed as the leader of the TMC in the Rajya Sabha. Subrata Bakshi has been appointed as the new general secretary in his place.

Roy had recently been under the CBI scanner for his role in the Saradha chit fund scam.

(With Agency inputs)