Mamata Banerjee asks Mukul Roy to attend UPA meeting

Kolkata: In a significant development ahead of the Presidential election, the Trinamool Congress today said that it will attend UPA's meeting in Delhi on July 14.

Party supremo Mamata Banerjee has asked Railway minister Mukul Roy to attend the UPA meeting, the party's Rajya Sabha member Kunal Ghosh told PTI over phone from North Bengal.

Mamata Banerjee's TMC will attend UPA's July meeting.

Evading a query if the Prime Minister's office had contacted Banerjee, Ghosh said "what we are saying is that Trinamool Congress will attend UPA's meeting in Delhi and Mukul Roy will represent the party on instruction of Mamata

"It will be after a long gap that Trinamool Congress will be attending a UPA meeting which is a significant development," he said. Stating that Trinamool Congress has not taken any decision on its stand on the presidential and the
vice-presidential election, Ghosh said "whatever decision the party takes will be announced."

Banerjee was in Coochbehar during the day on a short visit to North Bengal. The Railway Minister was accompanying her. She will visit Kalimpong on Thursday.

Trinamool Congress had earlier said that the party chief would announce the party's decision on the presidential poll three days ahead of the election on July 19.


Updated Date: Jul 11, 2012 21:14 PM

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