Trinamool's Mukul Roy Among Nominees For West Bengal Assembly's PAC
Senior Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy were among the 14 MLAs who filed nominations for memberships of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the West Bengal assembly on Wednesday amid speculations that he may be appointed its chairman.
Mr Roy, officially a BJP MLA from Krishnanagar Uttar, switched over to the Trinamool last week but did not resign from the assembly or disqualified under the anti-defection law.
"Today, 14 names were submitted on behalf of the TMC for the membership of the Public Accounts Committee. Mukul Roy's name was in that list," said a senior Trinamool leader. The BJP has also submitted a list of six names for Public Accounts Committee memberships.
Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari said Mr Roy's nomination does not matter as he would cease to exist as a member of the House under the anti-defection law.