TMC to muddy political waters in Goa as Abhishek Banerjee calls BJP ‘jumla party’


The Diamond Harbor MP said that not only in West Bengal, but TMC will also register victory in other states in the coming elections.

Panaji: Trinamool Congress (TMC) general secretary Abhishek Banerjee said the party is ready to explore political opportunities outside West Bengal and will field elections in Goa in the coming days. Launching a scathing attack on the BJP, the TMC leader said that it is a “jumla (rhetorical) party” and added that the TMC will defeat the saffron camp across the country in the coming days.

Addressing a public meeting in Bhabnipur, Banerjee said, “This election is not just to vote for Mamata Banerjee. Look at the situation in India. There are five or six national parties, but only TMC of them fights and picks up on the street. Have the courage to take forward the issues. It is not just for Bhabnipur, you are giving your verdict for Delhi. People will vote for TMC to bring change in Delhi.” The Bhawanipur by-poll, scheduled for September 30, has become a battle of prestige for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is currently not an MLA.

Notably, Mamata Banerjee was defeated by BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram constituency in the assembly elections held earlier this year.

Subsequently, the Bhabanipur assembly seat was vacated by West Bengal Agriculture Minister Shobhanadev Chattopadhyay in May, giving way to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to contest from the Bhabanipur seat to continue in her post.

The Diamond Harbor MP said that not only in West Bengal, but TMC will also register victory in other states in the coming days.

He said, “We have started work in Tripura and Assam. Get ready… TMC is going to Goa in the coming days. I will go to UP, Haryana and Gujarat. You (BJP) cannot stop us. Mamata’s With Chhavi Banerjee, we will fight and get you out of Delhi.”

The TMC leader alleged that the BJP-ruled Center was using central agencies to intimidate political opponents.

Banerjee said, “The BJP is not able to fight politically with the TMC. So they are bringing agencies to scare us. They have sent me five ED notices. Even if they send me 50 such notices, I will I will not bow my head.”

Meanwhile, sources said that former Goa Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Luizinho Faleiro will join the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday. He is likely to hold a press conference today where he may announce his departure from the party.

Assembly elections are due in Goa early next year.


First published:September 27, 2021, 3:28 pm

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