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TMC cautions Saugata Roy

Trinamool Congress top leaders have cautioned the party MP Sougata Roy for his comment on the Jadavpur incident.

Roy came out in support of JU vice-chancellor Suranjan Das after the students took out a rally when some people raised anti-national slogans.

A top Trinamool Congress leader said that Roy has been asked not to comment on the issues outside the party line. He was earlier cautioned in this regard but he turned a deaf year to this appeal. Roy earlier commented on the Presidency University incident and sparked some controversy as his party did not endorsed his view. He was asked by his party not to make statements on any issues beyond the party line.

Saugata Roy on Sunday said the alliance between Congress and CPI(M) will have no effect on Trinamool Congress in the upcoming assembly elections in West Bengal. “The alliance between Congress and CPI(M) will not impact the prospect of TMC. TMC has won last few elections with handsome margins, fighting all alone against the opposition parties,” he said.

Roy doubted whether in case of an alliance, CPI-M and Congress would be successful in transferring their votes to each other. “Our vote bank is firm and intact but I doubt whether Congress and CPI(M) would be able to transfer their votes. I am sure the traditional Congress votes will not go to CPI-M,” he said.
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