"Trinamool Congress does not believe in individualistic style of functioning. The party believes in pluralism and so somebody's absence will not have any significant impact", secretary-general of the party and higher education minister Partha Chatterjee said.
Chatterjee was replying to a query on whether the absence of former all-India general secretary (read Mukul Roy) from the party would have any impact on the results of the upcoming civic polls in the state in which the party was contesting in all the 2190 seats.
"Who said he is absent from the party. He is very well within it. The issue is we keep our leader and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the forefront and we work together as a team. If there is any lacunae, we try to rectify it", Chatterjee said at a press meet here.
Speaking notionally, he said "In our party, if one is taken out of number 10, the resultant gets stronger. It does not make any difference and I do not see any change".
Roy was stripped of the post of all-India general secretary by the Trinamool Congress supremo shortly after he distanced himself from the party following his interrogation by CBI in connection with the Sarada scam on January 30, 2015. He still continues to be a party member.

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