MUKUL ROY

  • BJP central leadership unhappy with state leaders March 17, 2015

    Kolkata: BJP central leadership on Monday expressed unhappiness to the state leaders for failing to take "proper advantage" of the political situation that was created in favour of the party after the Lok Sabha polls. At a meeting between BJP national secretary and in-charge of Bengal Siddharth Nath Singh and state...
  • Mamata will make a mistake if she tries to advance the West Bengal polls: Mukul Roy March 10, 2015

    In an interview to CNN IBN, Mukul Roy said that he felt TMC should not have opposed the President's statement in the Parliament. He said it is against the convention and hurts the prestige of both the Parliament and the President. "I voted in favour of the party because...
  • TMC chief Mamata Banerjee may act against party MP Mukul Roy for opening up to media March 10, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee may finally take action against party MP Mukul Roy for opening up to the media. According to sources, Banerjee has asked party's Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien to collect evidences against Roy on the remarks made by him to...
  • Better late than never for Mamata Banerjee to meet PM Modi, says TMC leader Mukul Roy March 9, 2015

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament House on Monday to demand relief from paying of interests on debts. Speaking to CNN-IBN, TMC leader Mukul Roy said, "Today, Chief Minister is going and meet with the Prime Minister, it is good for the country,...
  • Mukul Roy loyalist backs TMC leadership March 6, 2015

    Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress MLA, close to out-of-favour senior party leader Mukul Roy, on Friday backed the party leadership amid a deepening divide between Roy and party supremo Mamata Banerje, saying "if there are small stones in rice, they should be separated". "There can be two or four small stones in...
  • A new beginning for Trinamool Congress, says Mukul Roy March 1, 2015

    Kolkata: A day after he was removed from the post of all India general secretary of Trinamool Congress, Mukul Roy on Sunday said leaders who replaced him in different positions "are more competent than him", but time would tell if the decision was correct. Stressing that he very much remained an...
  • Rift within TMC deepens, party general secretary Mukul Roy likely to be removed February 27, 2015

    Kolkata: The rift within the Trinamool Congress (TMC) seems to be deepening. According to sources, former close aide of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and TMC General Secretary Mukul Roy could be removed at a working committee meeting on Saturday. The TMC's working committee will be meeting on Saturday where a...
  • Mamata Banerjee calls up Mukul Roy, both remain mum on issues discussed February 15, 2015

    Kolkata: Amid reports of Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy forming a new political outfit, party chief Mamata Banerjee on Sunday called up the leader but it was not immediately known what transpired during the talks. The conversation reportedly lasted for a few minutes and both the leaders remained tight-lipped about...
  • Upset Mamata Banerjee clips TMC MP Mukul Roy's wings, appoints new party office bearers February 14, 2015

    Kolkata: Upset with party MP Mukul Roy skipping the meeting, Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday clipped his wings and announced new office bearers. TMC MP Subrata Bakshi has been appointed All-India additional General Secretary, MP Dinesh Trivedi is All India Vice President...
  • Saradha scam: Like Mukul Roy, CBI should question Mamata Banerjee, says BJP January 31, 2015

    Krishnagar: BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Saturday demanded that the CBI should question Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in connection with the multi-crore Saradha scam saying there should not be different yardsticks for two people. "CBI should interrogate Mamata Banerjee because the probe agency can't have two different yardsticks for...
  • Mukul Roy at CBI office for questioning in Saradha scam January 30, 2015

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress General Secretary Mukul Roy on Friday presented himself before the CBI team here to face interrogation in connection with the Saradha scam. Roy, former Railway Minister, arrived at the main gate of the CGO Complex and walked down to the CBI office. He was surrounded by security and...
  • CBI asks TMC leader Mukul Roy to appear on January 28 January 22, 2015

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation, which is probing the Saradha chit fund scam, on Thursday asked Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy to appear before the investigative agency on January 28. "We have told Mukul Roy that he can appear before the CBI investigation officers any time on January 28 to...
  • Mukul Roy seeks 15 days time, CBI says no January 14, 2015

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress General Secretary Mukul Roy on Wednesday sought 15 days extension of time to appear before CBI in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam but the investigating agency said the plea would not be granted. Roy said "I had confirmed to CBI while I was Delhi that...
  • TMC not to remove Mukul Roy from party post January 14, 2015

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress on Wednesday ruled out removing party General Secretary Mukul Roy from the post in the wake of CBI asking him to appear before it in connection with the Saradha scam and accused BJP for using the investigating agency as its political tool against the party. Questions are being...
  • Saradha scam: ED questions Hyatt Regency, Kolkata officials January 14, 2015

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned officials of Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kolkata on Wednesday in connection with the Saradha scam. According to sources, the hotel had played host to the meetings held between Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders and Saradha group chairman Sudipta Sen. Reportedly, Mukul Roy, Madan Mitra and Kunal...
  • Saradha chit fund scam: CBI summons TMC leader Mukul Roy for questioning January 12, 2015

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday summoned Trinmool Congress national secretary and former railway minister Mukul Roy for questioning in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. Earlier in December in a huge embarrassment and setback for the Mamata Banerjee government, the CBI had arrested West Bengal Transport Minister and...
  • Birbhum violence: Mukul Roy calls journalist 'small fry' November 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Even as the opposition upped the ante over the violence-hit Makhra village in West Bengal's Birbhum, the ruling Trinamool Congress seemingly on the defensive, hit out at the media calling a journalist "small fry". Political clashes allegedly between the Trinamool and the BJP activists on Monday had left three people...
  • BJP trying to create unrest in West Bengal, says TMC October 30, 2014

    Kolkata: The ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday accused BJP of trying to create unrest in West Bengal on the basis of religion, soon after some central leaders of the saffron outfit were arrested for trying to enter the violence- hit Makra village in Birbhum district. "No one is above law...
  • Burdwan blast: TMC lashes back at opposition, says BJP, CPM trying to tarnish image October 5, 2014

    The TMC has hit back at BJP and the CPI(M) after some suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorists were killed while allegedly trying to make an IED in TMC MP Nurul Hasan Choudhary's residence. Rpy said that the opposition was trying to tarnish the TMC's image. ...
  • Saradha scam: Sudipta Sen's aide names TMC leader Mukul Roy September 23, 2014

    Kolkata: In a fresh twist in the Saradha chit fund scam, the main accused Sudipto Sen's driver and assistant has pointed fingers at senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mukul Roy. Arvind Singh Chouhan told the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday that Roy and TMC MP Subhendu Adhikari met Sen...
  • People have voted against Central government, says Mukul Roy September 16, 2014

    Trinamool Congress on Tuesday claimed that 'Modi magic' has gone pale in the 100 days of BJPled NDA being in power at the Centre and asserted that people have reposed their faith in Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal. TMC General Secretary Mukul Roy said, "Central government trying to malign Mamata...
  • BJP, Congress and CPI(M) workers join Trinamool: Mukul Roy August 2, 2014

    Kolkata: Several members of the rival political parties like BJP, CPI(M), and the Congress have joined the Trinamool Congress on Saturday, its General Secretary Mukul Roy said. "Rival party workers have realised that West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is the best person to run the state and take it forward...
  • Speaker recognises merger of parties with Trinamool August 1, 2014

    Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta on Friday recognised the recent merger of Jharkhand Janadhikar Manch (JJM) and Rastriya Kalyan Paksh (RKP) with the Trinamool Congress. Bhokta informed the House that JJM MLA Bandhu Tirkey and RKP legislator Chamra Linda had in March given him letters informing about the merger of...
  • TMC leaders Amit Mitra, Mukul Roy to attend Modi swearingin ceremony May 23, 2014

    Ending the suspense, West Bengal Chief minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday decided to send state Finance Minister Amit Mitra and party general secretary Mukul Roy to attend the swearingin ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister on May 26. "A letter from PMdesignate Narendra Modi to the...
  • Sudip Bandopadhyay to be TMC party leader in Lok Sabha May 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Bandopadhyay would be the party's leader in the Lok Sabha, while Rajya Sabha member Mukul Roy would be the chairman of TMC Parliamentary party in both the Houses, party supremo Mamata Banerjee announced on Saturday. Bandopadhyay, who was elected for the fourth term from the prestigious...
  • Modi must apologise or prove charges against Mamata: TMC April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday demanded an apology from Narendra Modi for making alleged personal attacks against its supremo Mamata Banerjee. "Modi should apologise. He should either prove this (his allegations against Mamata), or he should apologise," TMC leader Mukul Roy said. At a rally in Serampore, Modi...
  • West Bengal: I would have died of suffocation, says Mamata Banerjee April 18, 2014

    Kolkata: "I thought I would die" of suffocation, said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday as she relived the horror when she narrowly escaped a fire that broke out in her hotel room. "I could not see anything as there was smoke all round. Luckily the room was not...
  • LS polls: CEC in Kolkata to look into election preparations April 5, 2014

    Kolkata: In the wake of allegations of biasness made by opposition parties against state CEO Sunil Gupta, the full bench of Election Commission led by CEC VS Sampath is in the city to examine the poll preparedness of the state. Sampath along with other officials today had a meeting with state...
  • AnnaMamata bonhomie irks CPI(M) February 14, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after TMC leader Mukul Roy met social activist Anna Hazare and added further fuel to speculations of a brewing bonhomie between the latter and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Communist Party of India (Marxist) has expressed surprise over the growing closeness between the two. CPI(M) leader Mohammed Salim...