Mamata Banerjee reshuffles TMC ahead of Bengal polls, appoints new party members as district chiefs
The TMC chief on Thursday announced a new state committee with 21 members and a seven-member core panel
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced a major reshuffle in the party's organisation as she gave leadership roles to younger and new faces with an eye on next year's Assembly elections in West Bengal, party sources said.
At a meeting of the party, Banerjee announced a new state committee with 21 members in it and a seven-member core panel, they said.
Besides, the presidents of several districts, including Howrah, Coochbehar, Purulia, Nadia, Jhargram and South Dinajpur have been removed, a senior party leader said.
New and younger faces such as Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Partha Pratim Roy, Gurupad Tudu and Mahua Moitra have been given charge of these districts, the sources said.
Mamata, who lost the election in Nandigram, has to win this by-poll to retain her chief minister's post. The BJP, Congress, and CPM-led Left Front are yet to announce their candidates
The second edition of the Duare Sarkar (government at doorsteps) programme was launched on 16 August and will continue till 15 September
Earlier on Saturday, the home ministry reduced Supriyo's security category from the 'Z' to 'Y' category