Denied ticket, two-time MLA Debasree Roy quits TMC


Kolkata: Dealing yet another blow to the ruling Trinamool Congress ahead of the Assembly elections in West Bengal, noted actor and two-time TMC MLA Debashree Roy on Monday resigned from the party after being denied a ticket. Roy is an MLA from Raidighi constituency in the South 24 Parganas district.

In a letter addressed to General Secretary of All India Trinamool Congress and state party president Subrata Bakshi, Roy said she is severing all her ties with the Trinamool Congress from today. Although the MLA stated that there was no reason behind her exit, she said that since she was the legislator of Raidighi for 10 years, she had developed a deep relation with the party and that she wants to be freed of that relation now.

“Although, I don’t hold any post in the party, but I felt it is necessary to write this letter as I wanted to inform the leadership that I don’t want to be associated with the TMC anymore,” she said.

When asked about her future plans, Roy said she will concentrate on acting but is open to joining any other party if there is a “concrete proposal”.