New Delhi, Mar 11: Trouble for Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy is not going to end soon. Roy, who is accused of warming up to the BJP after his alleged links to the Saradha scam surfaced may get in more problem as a video has come to fore in which Roy has claimed that he had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
As per a Indiatoday report, "A video in which estranged Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy claims to have held a "secret" meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his plans to split the Mamata Banerjee-led party and launch a new outfit is set to add to the mounting troubles within the ruling party in West Bengal.
West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday decided to take disciplinary action against Roy for his anti-party activities and is thus, reportedly, preparing a show cause notice to Roy.
This could also be taken as a final move to weed out Mukul Roy from the Trinamool Congress.
Earlier, the party had shifted him out from his first bench seat in Rajya Sabha to the last bench with first-time MPs.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's scheduled meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi was described as "a positive move" for the benefit of the state by the Trinamool Congress senior leader Mukul Roy. He said it would have been good if it was held earlier.
"A Chief Minister meeting the Prime Minister is very much a custom of our democracy. And the Chief Minister is going to take up the issue of the state's economy including the loan waiver for benefit of the state," the former all-India general secretary of TMC said speaking to a local news channel.
"This is not a matter of the party, but an issue of the state. This is a positive move, but I think it would have been good if it was held earlier," he said.
(With inputs from agencies)