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    Senior TMC leader Tapas Roy quits party ahead of the Lok Sabha polls

    The Hawk
    March4/ 2024
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    Before the Lok Sabha elections, Trinamool Congress faces a major blow as veteran leader Roy resigns, citing lack of respect within the party.

    Tapas Roy Baranagar

    Kolkata: In a major setback to the Trinamool Congress just before the Lok Sabha elections, the party's veteran leader Roy tendered his resignation from the post as well as from the party on Sunday.
    The Baranagar MLA said that he resigned because he felt that he was not respected in the party. Tapas Roy is also Deputy Whip of TMC.

    "I resigned because I felt that I was not respected in this party, many times such situations arose where I felt this. The ED team reached my house on January 12th, it has been many days since the incident took place but no sympathy or cooperation has been received from the party," he said.

    Yesterday, in a poll twist that few saw coming, a day after being named the BJP's candidate from Bengal's Asansol constituency; popular Bhojpuri singer Pawan Singh withdrew from the race for the Lok Sabha.
    Taking to his official handle on X, the singer confirmed that he was pulling out of the contest "due to some reason".
    "I express my heartfelt gratitude to the top leadership of Bharatiya Janata Party. The party trusted me and declared me as the candidate from West Bengal's Asansol but due to some reason, I will not be able to contest the elections from Asansol," Singh posted from his X handle on Sunday.