Kolkata: Senior Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy on Monday announced that he will tender his resignation and as the Rajya Sabha MP after Durga Puja.
"I will reveal why I am resigning from the party, after Durga Puja," said the senior politician at a press conference.
Roy alleged that he has been forced to quit after Durga Puja.
Last week, Trinamool leaders reprimanded Roy for allegedly hobnobbing with BJP leaders it was keeping a close watch on him.
Asked whether he would join the BJP in days to come, Roy said, "Whatever I have to say. I will say it after Durga Puja. But I would like to mention that people of Bengal don't like political controversies during Durga Puja,".
Once the second-in-command in the TMC after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Roy was absent from an event to unveil the Durga Puja edition of the TMC mouthpiece, Jago Bangla, on September 19.
Banerjee and the entire TMC top brass, barring Roy, was present at the event.
Roy was recently removed as the TMC vice president after the party decided to restructure its committee.
He was earlier removed as the party's in-charge of Tripura, where the TMC was steadily making inroads till its members switched over to the BJP earlier this year.
With PTI and ANI inputs