Kolkata, Jan 8: West Bengal’s ruling Trimool Congress on Monday took a swipe at ex-party stalwart-turned-BJP leader Mukul Roy, citing the string of incidents over the BJP’s candidate in the upcoming Noapara assembly bypolls that left its state unit red-faced and advising him to focus on party organisation.
Mukul Roy should focus on party organisation: Trimool
Refuting the Bharatiya Jata Party’s allegation that their nomited candidate in Noapara was arm-twisted by Trimool to express her loyalty towards the ruling party, its Secretary General Partha Chatterjee said Roy should focus on strengthening his party’s organisation instead of resorting to “gimmicks”.
“Someone’s loyalty towards (Trimool supremo) Mamata Banerjee cannot be induced by invoking fear. The man from Kachrapara would not be able to do anything by resorting to these sort of gimmicks,” Chatterjee said in a veiled reference to Roy who defected from Trimool in November last year.
“He should rather focus on strengthening (his party’s) organisation. First he should look to firm his seat within the party he has entered and then think about Bengal,” he added. (IANS)