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Don’t Get the Party Wrong: Mamata Banerjee to Disgruntled TMC Leaders | India News


BANKURA, WEST BENGAL: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a message to disgruntled TMC leaders on Wednesday said she is aware of those in contact with the opposition camp and that the differences between the people They should not lead to any misunderstanding of the party.
Banerjee said that from now on he will personally deal with the party and the administration.
“I have been in politics my whole life. Through my experience, I can never claim that everyone is good. There may be one or two people who are not, but we will fix those mistakes. The TMC will rectify if any mistakes have compromised.” “he said at his first major public rally here in the post-Covid era.
“There may be misunderstandings or someone may be angry at some people, but please don’t misunderstand the party for that,” Banerjee appealed.
TMC, he said, has a mechanism to seek reports from the ground on its leaders and had removed several leaders against whom there were complaints.
“Some have complaints about who will act as party observer in which district. I want to make it clear that I am the party observer for the entire state. When you are in a political party you need to bring everyone,” he said. .
Banerjee’s comment follows complaints from several TMC leaders that the reins of the party are no longer in his hands.
The state transport minister, Suvendu Adhikari, maintains a distance from the party and has not attended state cabinet meetings for some months. Sources close to the leader said he is unhappy with the organizational restructuring carried out a few months ago and did not feel comfortable with the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčeliminating the district observer position.
“I am busy with administrative work. But from now on, I will take care of both the party and the government. If anyone thinks that Didi is not aware of his activities, he is wrong. I am aware of everything”, Banerjee, whom her party cadres affectionately call Didi (older sister), she said.
“I want to say clearly that I am very aware of the intentions of those who keep in touch with the opposition camp. I know there are few opportunists, but the number is much lower compared to dedicated workers,” he said. without naming anyone.
Adhikari has held rallies and marches without party banners for the past month. TMC has started side channel conversations with him to address his complaints, but so far they have been inconclusive.
Adhikari, apart from the East Midnapore district where he hails from, influences some 40-45 assembly districts of the West Midnapore, Bankura, Purulia and Jhargram districts which are in the Jangalmahal tribal area and parts of the Birbhum district .
It is not just Adhikari whose conduct is causing concern among TMC’s top brass. Several other MLAs and leaders have also openly spoken out against it, something that was unthinkable a few years ago.
Many disgruntled TMC leaders have pointed to polling strategist Prashant Kishore who was tasked by the party with devising a strategy for his campaign for the important 2021 state poll.
The election for the 294-member West Bengal assembly is scheduled for April-May next year, when Banerjee will seek to return to power for a third consecutive term.

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