Not form­ing new party: Mukul Roy

The Hindu - - NATION - Spe­cial cor­re­spon­dent

A day af­ter his res­ig­na­tion from the Ra­jya Sabha, rebel Tri­namool Congress leader Mukul Roy said he will not form a new po­lit­i­cal party. “I do not in­tend to start a new po­lit­i­cal party. I be­lieve that any good leader can help any party get good re­sults,” Mr. Roy said.

In Ben­gal alone there are 40 reg­is­tered po­lit­i­cal par­ties and don’t want to be the 41st, he said. Mr. Roy did not make any per­sonal at­tacks on Tri­namool Congress chief Mamata Ban­er­jee and said: “I have al­ways prac­tised eth­i­cal pol­i­tics and will con­tinue to do so.”

Mr. Roy has been flooded with phone calls from well­wish­ers ask­ing him about his next step. In the last few months he has had a se­ries of meet­ings with se­nior BJP lead­ers.

He in­sists that though he is in talks with the BJP he is yet to make up his mind. He is likely to an­nounce his de­ci­sion af­ter Deep­avali.

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