No plan to float a new party: Roy

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A DAY af­ter quit­ting the Tri­namool Con­gress and his Ra­jya Sabha seat, Mukul Roy on Thurs­day said he had no plans to float a new po­lit­i­cal party. Roy, who is slated to visit the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion, said he was not go­ing there to talk about a pro­posal for a new party but to dis­cuss up­com­ing as­sem­bly by­polls.

“By-polls to two as­sem­bly seats in West Ben­gal will be held in Novem­ber and I will re­quest the EC to en­sure that the elec­tions are held in a free and fair man­ner. I will give my sug­ges­tions in this re­gard to the EC,” Roy, who was sus­pended by the Tri­namool Con­gress last month, told the ‘ABP Ananda’ news chan­nel.

Though Roy re­fused to com­ment when asked if he would join the BJP, a close aide of his told PTI he was likely to do so af­ter Di­wali.

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