Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit joins TMC.
The son of former President Pranab Mukherjee and former congressional deputy, Abhijit Mukherjee, joined the Trinamool Congress in Kolkata on Monday.
The two-time former lawmaker from the Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district had been in talks with TMC leaders in recent weeks, party sources said.
He was greeted at the party by Lok Sabha TMC leader Sudip Bandopadhyay amid shouts of “Mamata Banerjee Zindabad!”
“Didi managed to stop the BJP giant in West Bengal. She is the most credible secular leader in the country who can fight and defeat the communal BJP. I have left one Congress to join another. We are sure to resist the saffron field across India. in the future, “Mukherjee said.
The newly incorporated leader said that while she was in contact with Mamata Banerjee and her nephew Abhishek Banerjee before the assembly elections, had she joined the TMC before the elections, it would have been interpreted that she changed her allegiance for some position.
“I am not longing for any position. I am a grassroots worker. I did not have any position in Congress, but only had its primary membership, which is cancellable every three years. Now, I have become a primary member of the TMC and it depends on the party use my services any way you want, “said Mukherjee.
Recalling his early days in politics, Mukherjee said he does not deserve credit for winning the Nalhati constituency in Birbhum district in the historic 2011 assembly elections and his victory was due to the wave of Mamata Banerjee that toppled the Left Front regime of power in the state. .
“Similarly, the way Didi defeated the communal BJP despite the saffron field’s efforts to win this year’s assembly elections, has earned the respect of the entire country, including many congressional leaders,” He said.
On her sister Sharmistha Mukherjee’s political leanings, she said: “She is an independent person. That has always been the tradition of our family. My father had never influenced me to join Congress.”
Sharmistha Mukherjee, leader of the Congress, tweeted: “SAD !!!”, without further details.
TMC Secretary General Partha Chatterjee said the party hopes that Abhijit Mukherjee’s political acumen and sagacity will help ensure a “BJP-free India” in the future.
“We are inducing the son of Pranab da ‘Abhijit into the TMC with the consent of Mamata Banerjee.’ He had expressed interest in joining the party through Abhishek Banerjee.
“We would like to use his services appropriately to fight against communal, undemocratic, and fascist forces. He is the son of Pranab Mukherjee, who was our source of inspiration in many matters and was our mentor on many occasions. He was a politician with deep roots. on secular and progressive values, “Chatterjee said.
When asked to comment on the development, the head of the state Congress, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, said: “It is your decision, what can I say? Those who think about leaving Congress to join the TMC, it is entirely their own decision.”.
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