Congress in West Bengal on Sunday said its doors were open for any leader or worker in the Trinamool Congress, as speculation mounted over the future course of action of Mukul Roy, who was considered TMC's second in-command before falling out with Mamata Banerjee.
A day after being sacked as the general secretary of the West Bengal`s ruling Trinamool Congress, Mukul Roy Sunday said he was "enjoying everything" while noting it was the party`s prerogative to decide about his expulsion.
Trinamool Congress on Saturday removed Mukul Roy, a former confidante of Mamata Banerjee, from the key post of party general secretary, a day after he was replaced as the party's leader in the Rajya Sabha.
Refusing to read much into his sacking as the party`s national general secretary, sidelined Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Mukul Roy Saturday took a veiled dig at party supremo Mamata Banerjee, saying she was not even a party member when he initiated the process for the Trinamool`s formation.
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'.
Amid speculation of a rift between TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee and party leader Mukul Roy, Shilbhadra Dutta, a party MLA close to Roy, was on Wednesday removed from the post of parliamentary secretary.
In an embarrassment to Trinamool Congress, party MLA Swapan Kanti Ghosh on Wednesday staged a sit-in demonstration outside the West Bengal Assembly and levelled corruption charges against TMC-run Suri municipality.
Entrepreneur and film producer Shibaji Panja, who accompanied Mamata Banerjee on her Bangladesh visit, was Sunday arrested at the Kolkata airport in connection with a fraud case. The opposition slammed the West Bengal chief minister, saying she dishonoured the country by allowing a "criminal" to be part of her entourage.
Coming out in support of Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, who has decided to withdraw his candidature as Nalanda University chancellor, academician and Trinamool MP Sugata Bose Saturday said it was a "sad day" for the prestigious multi-country initiative and termed the central government`s role as not being conducive to the autonomy of the institution.
The CBI on Wednesday filed its supplementary chargesheet in the Saradha scam accusing West Bengal minister Madan Mitra, former Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose and suspended party MP Kunal Ghosh of cheating even as it shifts its focus to the role of regulatory bodies.
In a major shuffle in Trinamool Congress, West Bengal chief minister and party chief Mamata Banerjee, upset over the Saradha chit fund scam, on Friday clipped TMC MP Mukul Roy's wings by appointing former union minister Dinesh Trivedi to vice-president's post.
Former Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose, who was arrested by the CBI in connection with the Saradha scam and later granted conditional bail, on Saturday visited the CBI office here for further interrogation.
Brisk polling was underway in the by-election for the Bongaon Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal Friday with over 50 percent turnout seen by afternoon. The polling process is largely peaceful, an official said.
Trinamool Congress all-India General Secretary Mukul Roy, who was interviewed by the CBI in connection with the Saradha chitfund investigation said on Sunday neither he nor his party was involved in any way with the scam.
West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, behind bars in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, has not been cooperating in the investigations, the CBI Friday told a city court during the Trinamool Congress leader`s appearance.