Mukul Roy to retire from Trinamool Congress on Sept 30
Kolkata : Senior Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy on Monday announced retirement from the party, which will come into effect after Durga Puja from September 30. He will also give up his Rajya Sabha seat.
"With a heavy heart and pain, I am informing you that I have taken a principled decision. I am not an office-bearer in the party now... I will mail my resignation from the party working committee today itself.
"I'll quit as Rajya Sabha member after the Durga Puja break. I will also quit my primary membership of the Trinamool after a few days," Roy added.
No particular reason has been given behind this sudden move.
"Today is panchami. People of Bengal and in the rest of India are in a festive mood. People will not accept it if I say these things now," the former Railway Minister said.
Roy, one of the founding members of the Trinamool, also recalled that he was the first signatory for the party on December 17, 1997, during the its formation process.
Trinamool officially came into being on Janauaty 1, 1998.
(with IANS inputs)