Mukul Roy

  • TMC leaders Amit Mitra, Mukul Roy to attend Modi swearing-in 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 swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister on May 26. "A letter from PM-designate 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...
  • Anna-Mamata 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...
  • TMC denies Modi wave, evades question on alliance with Cong January 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Stating that his party doesn't agree with the so called wave in favour of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy on Tuesday didn't dismiss the possibility of an alliance with the Congress, and said "you can't rule out anything in politics". "I don't agree with...
  • Kolkata gangrape victim's funeral held amid political turmoil January 1, 2014

    Kolkata: The funeral of the 16-year-old gangrape victim who succumbed to her injuries took place on Wednesday evening in Kolkata amid much political protests. The victim had died yesterday, after almost a week of setting herself ablaze. The gangrape and subsequent death of the victim had enraged public in the...
  • Mukul Roy sanctions 10 lakh from MPLAD to Christ Church school September 21, 2013

    Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Mukul Roy sanctioned Rs 10 lakh on Saturday from MPLAD fund for the renovation of Christ Church School at Dum Dum which was vandalised recently allegedly by some guardians and 'outsiders' following the death of a student. "I have sanctioned the money which would be given...
  • Mamata Banerjee seeks External Affair Ministry's help in bringing home back Sushmita Banerjee's body September 7, 2013

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken an initiative to bring back the body of slain author Sushmita Banerjee to Kolkata from Afghanistan. State government officials have already in touch with External Affairs Ministry on her instruction in this regard, Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy told PTI. Roy on Saturday...
  • Most chit funds came up during CPI(M) rule: Roy May 12, 2013

    Chakdah: Seeking to turn the tables on the Marxists for demanding CBI probe in the chit fund scam, Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy on Saturday night alleged that most of the chit funds came up during the Left front regime. "If the investigations start now, many CPI(M) leaders may come...
  • New Bill on chit funds by WB govt sparks off debate April 28, 2013

    Kolkata: With the Mamata Banerjee regime readying to crack the whip on the chit funds by bringing a new Bill, a debate has begun whether it will stand up to judicial scrutiny as the government has apparently decided to implement the law with retrospective effect. The West Bengal Protection of...
  • Chit fund scam: Mukul Roy threatens to file defamation suit against CPI(M) leaders April 21, 2013

    Kolkata: Threatening to file defamation suit against CPI(M) leaders for alleging that he had received crores from absconding Saradha Group chairman Sudipta Sen, TMC general secretary Mukul Roy on Sunday said the government will take steps to book the accused and protect investors' interest. "These are baseless allegations. I will...
  • Use central forces in Bengal panchayat polls, demands Congress March 31, 2013

    Kolkata: Citing law and order problems in West Bengal, the Congress on Saturday said it was imperative to conduct the upcoming panchayat (rural body) polls under the strict vigil of central security forces for free and fair elections. "People representing Trinamool Congress are threatening our workers whenever they are organising meetings...
  • TMC attacks WB Election Commission, calls it 'biased' March 30, 2013

    Kolkata: Ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday attacked the State Election Commission, with which it is engaged in a tussle over the panchayat poll, of being 'biased' in favour of the opposition parties and accused the erstwhile Left Front government of doubling the tenure of the present election commissioner to derive...
  • Trinamool accuses poll panel of bias, opposition flays remarks March 11, 2013

    Kolkata: Firing a fresh salvo at the state poll panel, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Sunday accused its chief of favouring the Left Front and trying to defer the upcoming rural polls to save it from "an inevitable defeat". Opposition parties flayed the comments. "The state government had made all...
  • Kolkata: Massive fire leaves 20 dead; Mamata assures action February 27, 2013

    Kolkata: A massive fire in a Kolkata market left 20 people dead and many more injured on Wednesday morning. The fire broke out in the tightly packed Surya Sen market near Sealdah. Around 20 fire engines battled the blaze but the cause of the fire is still unknown. The injured...
  • UPA-II breaks policy paralysis, hikes railway fares February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways hiked passenger fares across the board in all classes on Wednesday for the first time in 10 years. The decision came barely a month before the Budget Session of Parliament. With this the railways is expected to earn an extra revenue of Rs 6,600 crore. The...
  • Govt may bite the bullet with first railway fare hike in 10 yrs January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal is likely to announce a hike in railway fares and sources said that the government won't wait for the Budget Session to announce it. This will be the first fare hike by Indian Railways in the last 10 years. Sources said that Planning Commission...
  • Passenger fares may be hiked: Railways Minister October 29, 2012

    New Delhi: In the first major hint of a change, new Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said that a hike in fares was a possibility. "Passenger fares can be hiked if needed. Primary concern is safety," Bansal said at a press conference. Bansal, the former Parliamentary Affairs Minister, was made the...
  • Cabinet reshuffle to take place after October 14 September 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Cabinet reshuffle, that was expected to take place this week, has been postponed, say sources. The reshuffle will now take place after October 14, they add. The reshuffle was necessitated after key ally, the Trinamool Congress (TMC), withdrew its support to the ruling coalition government, the United Progressive...
  • CP Joshi takes charge as Railway Minister September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Union minister CP Joshi on Monday formally took charge as the new Railway Minister until the Cabinet reshuffle takes place. Joshi was given the additional charge of the Railways on Saturday, a day after Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy quit the post after his party chief Mamata Banerjee...
  • Debate FDI in Parliament: Trinamool Congress September 22, 2012

    Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy on Friday said that the government must seek a vote in Parliament on FDI in retail. ...
  • Trinamool Congress exit revives railways hopes September 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The government on Friday expressed hope that it would now be able to attend to the ailing railway ministry, freed of the Trinamool Congress' hold with the party quitting the Congress-led UPA. "Railways is a key infrastructure ministry vital for economic development of the country. There is a need...
  • TMC ministers to submit resignations to PM, President September 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress is formally set to exit the UPA on Friday. Six Trinamool Congress ministers will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at 4 pm and submit their resignations. They will also meet President Pranab Mukherjee later at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and withdraw support to the UPA government. "We...
  • Jairam Ramesh likely to be new Railway Minister September 21, 2012

    New Delhi: A Cabinet reshuffle is on the cards as a result of the Trinamool Congress's exit from the UPA. Sources say the Congress is keen on keeping the Railway portfolio after Trinamool Minister Mukul Roy walks out. Sources say Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh could be shifted to Railway,...
  • India set to get its third Railway Minister in 1 year September 21, 2012

    New Delhi: With Mamata Banerjee's men leaving the Manmohan Singh team on Friday, six key positions will fall vacant. The most important among these is the Cabinet rank of Railway Minister. Sources say the Congress is likely to keep Railway after Mukul Roy quits. This means the Railway will soon...
  • TMC to oppose Centre's move to hike diesel, LPG price September 6, 2012

    New Delhi: With the government preparing to raise diesel and LPG prices soon, key UPA ally Trinamool Congress on Thursday said it will oppose any fuel price hike. "We are against any kind of price hike," said Railway Minister and TMC leader Mukul Roy on...
  • Mamata to attend UPA co-ordination committee meet August 18, 2012

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee will attend the next meeting of the UPA co-ordination committee on August 22. "Yes I am going," Banerjee, the West Bengal Chief Minister said when asked whether she would attend the meeting. Party's all India general secretary Mukul Roy said that Defence Minister AK...