Sacked Mukul Roy unfazed, Congress says doors open

Kolkata, March 1: A day after being sacked as the general secretary of the West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, Mukul Roy Sunday said he was "enjoying everything".

Once the right hand man of Trinamool supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Roy was Saturday replaced by Subrata Bakshi, as the national general secretary.

Mukul Roy

"I am enjoying it. I am enjoying everything. Every man has a different style of taking things...I am enjoying," said Roy here to media queries about his reaction to his sacking.

Roy, a Rajya Sabha member fell out with the Trinamool following his interrogation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam.

While the Trinamool has been going hammer and tongs against the CBI which has arrested and interrogated several of its parliamentarians and ministers, Roy took a divergent stand, professing he was ready to be grilled by the agency as many times as it wanted.

Roy was also removed as the leader of Trinamool in Rajya Sabha with Derek O'Brien having been appointed in his place.

Meanwhile, the state Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said his party was ideal for all those who are disenchanted with the Trinamool and want to quit it.

"Those who are in Trinamool, all are byproducts of the Congress. As ideologically, culturally and politically they are Congress' byproducts, so, those who are disenchanted by the Trinamool and want to quit, for them, Congress is the ideal place," he said.

Chowdhury, however, refused to specify if his comments were directed towards Roy.


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