TMC leader Mukul Roy resigns from RS membership, all party posts

ANI | Updated: Oct 11, 2017 18:30 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct 11 (ANI): Suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mukul Roy on Wednesday resigned from party posts and his Rajya Sabha membership.

The TMC co-founder submitted his resignation to Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.

"With deep pain in my heart, I do hereby submit my resignation from Membership of Parliament, Rajya Sabha with effect from afternoon of 11th October , 2017," Roy said in the resignation letter.

After submitting the resignation letter, Roy said that he would decide his future course of action later.

" I have resigned, now I will go for leaves and then decide my future course of action," he told media.

Addressing a press conference here, Roy said that he was compelled to quit TMC "with a heavy heart".

"Today I am resigning from RS membership elected as a member of TMC, also from all posts of TMC as a primary member.With heavy heart and heavy pain, I am compelled to submit my resignation," he said.

Roy was earlier suspended from the TMC for anti party activities, soon after which, he resigned from the party's working committee.(ANI)