Kolkata: Two day after being stripped of all Party Posts, troubled Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy again skipped the party's demonstration in Delhi on Monday. Mukul's defiant attitude and his refusal to toe the party line esp. ahead of the civic polls, is giving jitters to the party leadership
Talking to media persons on Monday, Mukul said that he would not join any other party — BJP or Congress — till he comes clean on the Saradha scam.
However, BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh put rest to all rumours of his joining the party, he said, “BJP will not induct anybody with even the faintest link to a scam.”
He also rubbished reports of Mukul meeting the BJP president Amit Shah. "It is an utter lie. There was no meeting between Amit Shah and Mukul Roy," Singh said.
Pradesh Congress president Adhir Chowdhury had earlier denied efforts by Congress to rope in Mukul.
Senior Trinamool leaders feel that a defiant Mukul within the party may hamper the party's prospects in the upcoming civic polls. They also allege that the former national secretary is in constant touch with disgruntled elements in the party.
They fear he may field several independent candidates with tacit support from Opposition parties in the 93 municipalities to decrease party's vote count.
Mukul won't find it difficult to gather such independents as many sitting councillors are unlikely to get party tickets, they said.
TMC leaders are more worried about the possibility of sabotage from within the party . The party witnessed it in the Kalyani and Haringhata segments of Bongaon Lok Sabha during the recent bypoll.