Trinamool prepares to take on BJP

Trinamool prepares to take on BJP

Aiming to check the growing influence of the BJP in the state, Trinamool Congress chairperson and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has made changes in the party’s organisational structure.

Party sources said the changes are aimed at preparing the Trinamool for future battles with the saffron party.

They said the changes, in the form of removing and replacing district presidents, are largely aimed at plugging infighting and strengthening the organisation, especially in the wake of the BJP’s growing influence.

 “Since the BJP is gaining influence across the state, she (Mamata) made the changes keeping in mind the future. Party leaders have been asked to gear up for fighting not just on the streets but also on the web, using the social media to discredit the BJP,” a leader said.

As part of the restructuring, Sabitri Mitra was removed as Malda district president. Mitra was also shunted from the child welfare department which she held as a minister earlier this week.

Banerjee also axed East Midnapore MP and Trinamool youth Congress leader Subhendu Adhikari, who, sources said, was becoming a maverick and a loose cannon.

The Trinamool’s fortification against the prospect of the BJP emerging as the main opposition in the state is not without reason, as the saffron party stormed to absolute majority on its own at the Centre and gained seats and vote share in the state.

Meanwhile, a BJP delegation will reach West Bengal to look into allegations of attack on the party workers by Trinamool activists.

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