‘Very big beginning for Trinamool congress in Meghalaya’: AITC

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Meghalaya News 24 Exclusive

The All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) leaders who visited Meghalaya will submit a report to AITC Supremo Mamata Banerjee and All India General Secretary Avishek Banerjee after their return back to Kolkata.

Talking to Meghalaya News 24, AITC leader and Minister in Mamata Banerjee’s Government Dr. Manas Ranjan Bhunia said “It’s a very big beginning for Trinamool congress in Meghalaya.”

“They have requested us that they want to meet our supreme leader Mamata Banerjee and Avishek Banerjee very soon let us go back to Kolkata, we will inform and place our all reports to our supreme leader Mamata Banerjee and Avishek Banerjee, they will definitely formulate the next course of action,” he said.

After their merger with AITC, these we legislators are entrusted to strengthen the party at the base level, block level, district level as well as in the state level.

Asked what the way forward was , the AITC leader said, “ We have already discussed with them at length yesterday evening, they are organising their own meeting in their constituency. They are organising the base level organisation, block level organisation, district level organisation and the state.”

He further asserted that TMC under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee has established its strong presence in Meghalaya, even as he downplayed that the party though couldn’t win a single seat in 2018 became the principal opposition in 2021.

“… it’s a reality that the opposition leader of Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Dr. Mukul Sangma , who is the former Chief Minister along with his colleagues, total Assembly members have joined yesterday. They have proved their credential presence in presence of the honourable speaker. It is due to the strongest leadership which has been attracting the all democratic personalities all over India, including Meghalaya and expressed faith in the leadership of Mamata Banerjee,” the Minister said.

Stating that Mamata Banerjee is a formidable force against BJP, he said, “ She has proved her credential that she is the only potential leader, credible leader who can fight against the menace of BJP Government and the divisive politics of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Indian polity including Meghalaya. “

Leader of Opposition and former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma along with 11 other Congress MLAs on Thursday formally joined the All India Trinamool Congress also known as TMC to fight against “divisive forces” in the country.

They blamed the Congress’ ineffectiveness as the main reason for their decision to merge with the TMC, which according to them is a strong pan India alternative to the people of the state and the nation as a whole.

This also came one year ahead of the 2023 Assembly polls. The Congress, which initially won 21 seats in 2018, is now reduced to only 5 in the 60-member House.