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Rajya Sabha member Mukul Roy suspended from TMC for six years

TMC secretary-general Partha Chatterjee said Roy was trying to weaken the party for some time

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Mukul Roy
Mukul Roy

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP and former was on Monday suspended from the party for six years for "anti-party activities", secretary-general Partha Chatterjee said.

"He (Roy) has been trying to weaken the party for quite some time. The party's disciplinary committee has discussed the issue and recommended punishment for him to supremo Mamata Banerjee," he said.

Shortly after Roy announced that he would tender his resignation from the party's working committee today, Chatterjee told reporters that the member had been suspended from the party for six years for "anti-party activities".

Roy also told reporters that he would resign from the Upper House of Parliament and give up the primary membership of the party after Durga Puja.

"If he (Roy) wants to leave, why isn't he leaving now? What is stopping him?" Chatterjee asked.

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First Published: Mon, September 25 2017. 15:51 IST