Post the latest rejig, Mamata has bestowed bigger responsibilities on a number of young, new and Muslim faces of the party. Besides, all district committees of the party have been dissolved and a directive was issued to constitute new ones within 15 days. JPN/Bureau
The party has, however, named leaders for some important positions along with the name of the district chiefs as well.
Saumitra Khan replaced Shubhendu Adhikari as the president of TMC’s youth wing. Khan defected from Congress to TMC and won Lok Sabha elections from Vishnupur in Bankura on party ticket.
Besides, TMC general secretary Mukul Roy’s son Shubhanshru Roy has been named the working president of party’s youth wing. Shiuli Saha got place in the party’s state committee.
At the same time Mamata's nephew Abhishek Banerjee also got a place in the state committee. Haji Nurul Islam was made the chief of TMC Minority cell in place of Idrish Ali who was elected from Basirhat Lok Sabha seat.
Though Indraneel Sen lost the LS elections, Mamata reposed faith in him by appointing him as the observer of Murshidabad district. Muazzam Hussain has been made the party president of Malda unit.
After axing Savitri Mitra from her Cabinet, Mamata has also removed her from post of TMC’s Malda unit chief due to party’s dismal showing in the district.
Despite having lost to BJP’s SS Ahluwalia in Darjeeling, star soccer player Baichung Bhutia has been handed over organization responsibility in the district.
Food and Suplies Minister Jyotipriya Mallick was made the president of party’s North 24 Parganas unit. Previously, he was the district observer.
Dola Sen will continue in the position of chairman of Trinamool Congress Trade Union. Shobhandev Chatterjee and Subrata Mukherjee have been asked to assist Dola.
Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim will decide on how to spend the MPLAD fund of all the 34 TMC Parliamentarians.
Mamata on Friday headed the party’s general council meet attended by MPs, MLAs and party workers.
Though she expressed satisfaction over party performance in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls, where it won 34 out of the total 42 seats, she also showed concern over swelling BJP vote share.
Mamata in fact has a reason to worry as the saffron party’s vote share increased to 17 percent and she is also wary of the fact that the ruling party at the Centre does not repeat the same performance in the Assembly elections as well.
Post the latest rejig, Mamata has bestowed bigger responsibilities on a number of young, new and Muslim faces of the party. Besides, all district committees of the party have been dissolved and a directive was issued to constitute new ones within 15 days.