Mamata Banerjee revamps TMC organisational structure after BJP's gains in Bengal, strips nephew Abhishek of districts

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee also indicated that she will deal strictly with government officers who neglected the projects of the people.

Press Trust of India May 26, 2019 15:21:45 IST
Mamata Banerjee revamps TMC organisational structure after BJP's gains in Bengal, strips nephew Abhishek of districts
  • The TMC also clipped the wings of Mamata's nephew Abhishek Banerjee, considered number two in the party

  • Hitting out at a section of party leaders for allegedly succumbing to the lure of money, Mamata said steps were taken against such leaders

  • Abhishek was the party observer for Purulia and Bankura districts. Now, senior leader Shubhendu Adhikari has been given the charge of those two districts

Kolkata: In the wake of the BJP's stellar performance in the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday cracked the whip against internal strife and revamped the party organisation.

The TMC also clipped the wings of her nephew Abhishek Banerjee, considered number two in the party. All the districts under him where the BJP has won have been taken away and given to other leaders.

Mamata Banerjee revamps TMC organisational structure after BJPs gains in Bengal strips nephew Abhishek of districts

File image of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. PTI

"We have made several changes in the party organisation. The candidates who have put up good fight but have lost were been given additional responsibilities," Mamata said after an hour-long meeting with all the candidates and senior leaders of the party.

Hitting out at a section of party leaders for allegedly succumbing to the lure of money, Mamata said steps were taken against such leaders.

She also attacked the leaders who have switched over to the BJP and won the elections saying, "When I take step against a corrupt leader and throw him out of the party, he joins another party and wins election."

The TMC chief made several changes in the party organisation in districts such as Jhargram, West Burdwan, Malda, North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur, Malda, Murshidabad Purulia, Bankura, West Midnapore and Nadia.

Abhishek was the party observer for Purulia and Bankura districts. Now, senior leader Shubhendu Adhikari has been given the charge of those two districts where the BJP has made deep inroads.

Mamata also indicated that she will deal strictly with government officers who neglected the projects of the people.

Accusing the BJP of forcibly taking over TMC party offices across the state, Mamata said she has asked the party leaders to get back those offices by Monday.

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