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Suspended Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy, who has been meeting senior BJP leaders for the past few days, said today that he had always been "very comfortable" talking to them.
Sixty-three-year-old Roy was suspended from the TMC for "anti-party activities" on September 25, hours after he had announced that he would resign from the Rajya Sabha and give up the primary membership of the party after Durga Puja.
"(West Bengal Chief Minister) Mamata Banerjee had instructed me in 2004 to have a meeting with Sangh leaders. I met them in Kolkata. In 2003, Banerjee had herself met (late VHP leader) Ashok Singhal at her residence. So it is not new for me," Roy told reporters.
Asked about his ties with BJP leaders, he said, "I am very comfortable talking to them.
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