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Who is Mukul Roy?

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About Mukul Roy

Who is Mukul Roy?

Mukul Roy is an Indian politician from West Bengal. He is the national vice-president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Born on April 17, 1954, Roy has served as the 32nd Railway Minister of India. Mukul Roy made his political mark with the All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC) and was considered a close associate of West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee. He joined BJP after his name came up in the Saradha scam and had a fall out with Banerjee.
 
In the West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Mukul Roy is contesting from Krishnanagar Uttar constituency.

Mukul Roy's early life
 
Roy was born in 1954 in Kanchrapara in the district of North 24 Parganas in West Bengal. He did his graduation in BSc from Calcutta University. Later in 2006, he earned a degree of MA in public administration from the Madurai Kamaraj University.
 
Mukul Roy's political journey  
 
He started his political career with Youth Congress and became close to Mamata Banerjee who was also a Youth Congress leader at that time. Later, Roy and Mamata Banerjee, along with other leaders, broke away from the Congress to form the All India Trinamool Congress in January 1998. Immediately afterwards, Roy was made the face of the party in New Delhi. He was also made the general secretary of the party in 2006.
 
Mukul Roy made his electoral debut in 2001 when he fought the Assembly elections on a TMC ticket from Jagatdal constituency and came in second with a total of 56,741 votes. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in April 2006 and became the leader of the party in the Rajya Sabha for 3 years beginning 2009. Under the UPA 2 government, Roy was made the Minister of State (MoS) in the Ministry of Shipping and then later was made the MoS in the Railway ministry after Banerjee resigned. In 2012, when another party colleague, Dinesh Trivedi, who has also shifted allegiance to the BJP, was forced by Banerjee to resign as the Railway minister because of the announcement of an increase in passenger fares in the Railway Budget, Roy became the new Railway Minister.
 
However, Roy’s TMC career came to an end after his name cropped up in the Saradha scam. His name also came up in the Narada sting operation where several politicians, including TMC leaders, were allegedly involved. After this, Roy had a fall out with the party and Banerjee. He was later suspended from TMC for anti-party activities. He met BJP leaders Arun Jaitley and Kailash Vijayvargiya before resigning from TMC. He also resigned from the Rajya Sabha on October 11, 2017.
 
In November 2017, Roy formally joined the BJP. Since then, he has played an instrumental role in poaching other TMC leaders for the BJP, weakening Mamata Banerjee’s party ahead of the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections.

Latest Updates on Mukul Roy

My father needs medical attention: Mukul Roy's son on talks of BJP return

2 min read Last Updated :Apr 19 2023 | 1:52 PM IST
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I want to be with BJP, like to meet Amit Shah, says 'missing' Mukul Roy

5 min read Last Updated :Apr 19 2023 | 6:54 AM IST
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TMC's Mukul Roy says he is in New Delhi after family's 'untraceable' claim

1 min read Last Updated :Apr 18 2023 | 12:32 PM IST
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TMC leader Mukul Roy 'untraceable' since Monday evening, claims son

1 min read Last Updated :Apr 18 2023 | 7:18 AM IST
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Mukul Roy resigns as Public Accounts Committee Chairman in WB assembly

2 min read Last Updated :Jun 27 2022 | 5:33 PM IST
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Bengal Assembly Speaker rejects plea to disqualify Mukul Roy as MLA

2 min read Last Updated :Jun 08 2022 | 6:52 PM IST
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SC asks WB Speaker to decide on Mukul Roy's disqualification expeditiously

2 min read Last Updated :Nov 22 2021 | 2:29 PM IST
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Bengal speaker to decide on plea seeking disqualification of Mukul Roy: SC

2 min read Last Updated :Nov 22 2021 | 12:56 PM IST
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BJP to move Kolkata HC on appointment of Mukul Roy as PAC chairman

3 min read Last Updated :Aug 17 2021 | 8:44 PM IST
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TMC's Mukul Roy again says BJP will win by-poll; kicks up fresh row

3 min read Last Updated :Aug 13 2021 | 9:06 PM IST
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Bengal: 8 BJP MLAs quit as House panel heads to protest Roy's appointment

2 min read Last Updated :Jul 13 2021 | 7:23 PM IST
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TMC leader Mukul Roy appointed PAC head in West Bengal Assembly

3 min read Last Updated :Jul 10 2021 | 2:32 AM IST
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Centre withdraws Z-category VIP security cover of MLA Mukul Roy

2 min read Last Updated :Jun 17 2021 | 12:09 PM IST
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A new era begins: Abhishek Banerjee has national plans for Trinamool

5 min read Last Updated :Jun 14 2021 | 6:10 AM IST
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Mukul Roy asks Centre to withdraw his central security cover: Sources

1 min read Last Updated :Jun 12 2021 | 6:25 PM IST
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More people will come from BJP: Mamata after Mukul Roy re-joins TMC

2 min read Last Updated :Jun 12 2021 | 7:02 AM IST
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Top headlines: DLF posts Rs 481 cr profit in Q4; ED sends notice to WazirX

2 min read Last Updated :Jun 11 2021 | 9:07 PM IST
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'No one will remain in BJP,' says Mukul Roy after returning to TMC fold

4 min read Last Updated :Jun 12 2021 | 1:49 AM IST
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BJP leader Mukul Roy leaves for TMC Bhavan, set to return to Mamata's party

1 min read Last Updated :Jun 11 2021 | 2:38 PM IST
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West Bengal election 2021 LIVE: EC imposes strict curbs on poll campaigns

1 min read Last Updated :Apr 22 2021 | 9:10 PM IST
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