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West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee seeks action on TMC MLA who met BJP’s Mukul Roy, ahead of Lok Sabha polls

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 March 2019, 12:00 IST

Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee directed an action against party MLA who met rival Bhartiya Janata Party leader Mukul Roy. Mamata Banerjee has ordered her top minister and Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim to examine disciplinary action against Sabyasachi Dutta.

Trinamool MLA Sabyasachi Dutta and Mukul Roy met at his home on Friday evening and spent two hours there. This gave rise to speculation of Trinamool leader might join BJP ahead of the upcoming national election.

TMC chief has asked Firhad Hakim to summon an emergency meeting of all the councillors of Salt Lake area. "BJP is an all India party. It has all the money but no leaders. So they are going around with a begging bowl, asking everyone, will you be our candidate. The current visit is supposed to have been a personal one. Let's see," Firhad Hakim said.

This move comes at a time when leaders of several parties are on switchover cards ahead of Lok Sabha elections. Former Kolkata mayor and minister Sovan Chatterjee and his confidante Baisakhi Banerjee are reportedly in talks with various political parties. "Yes, we are talking to many people and whatever we do, we will do together," Baisakhi Banerjee is reported to have said.

First published: 10 March 2019, 12:00 IST
 
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