Two senior Congress leaders of Uttar Pradesh, together with get together stalwart Kamalpati Tripathi’s grandson, on Monday joined the Trinamool Congress, whereas West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mentioned she is more likely to go to that poll-bound state after the Chhat Puja. The 2 leaders, Rajeshpati Tripathi and his son Lalitpati Tripathi, mentioned they’d keep it up the struggle to oust the BJP from energy in UP and the Centre underneath the management of Banerjee, the TMC supremo.
Rajeshpati Tripathi is an ex-MLC, whereas Laliteshpati Tripathi is a former UP Congress vice-president and an ex-MLA. Rajeshpati and Laliteshpati are the grandson and the great-grandson of former UP chief minister Kamalapati Tripathi respectively, TMC sources mentioned. “The religion of individuals within the TMC is growing. The becoming a member of of the 2 leaders testifies that we at the moment are an all-India get together which may give actual struggle to the BJP…. We’ve got to maneuver out to struggle the BJP because the Congress has did not put up any struggle to it in Uttar Pradesh within the final 15 years,” Banerjee instructed reporters.
The TMC boss mentioned two UP leaders who joined the get together invited her to go to Varanasi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and she’s going to go there after the Chhat puja. Meeting election is due in UP subsequent 12 months. Alleging that the BJP is stopping the TMC from organising political programmes in Goa, Banerjee mentioned she can be going to the western state too in a number of days.
Former Goa chief minister and veteran Congress chief Luizinho Faleiro joined the TMC final month and the get together mentioned it’ll contest the meeting election there subsequent 12 months. Former Congress ladies’s wing chief and senior chief from Assam, Sushmita Dev, had additionally converted to the TMC someday again. The Congress claimed the TMC seeks to assist the BJP by attempting to weaken the grand previous get together, whereas the saffron get together didn’t need to connect a lot significance to the becoming a member of of leaders from different states to the TMC.
Banerjee mentioned, “We’re an all India get together. We are able to go anyplace. There isn’t any Lakshman Rekha that may cease us. Lakshman Rekha must be for many who instigate riots. However it’s the reverse in BJP-ruled Goa, Tripura, UP. They commit atrocities on Dalits, ladies, farmers in Hathras and Lakhimpur. They do not enable us to hurry to the aspect of the distressed.”
“If needed, I’ll sit on the street to organise our programmes in Goa if the BJP authorities would not enable us to organise our programme democratically,” she mentioned. On the late Kamalapati Tripathi, whose grandson and great-grandson joined the TMC, Banerjee mentioned she met the veteran Congress chief throughout the AICC convention in 1983.
Whereas the Tripathis who belong to the household of freedom fighters and are built-in with the political spectrum of UP, a number of different households and organisations need to work with the TMC, she mentioned. “Those that label the TMC as a regional get together ought to needless to say each get together has a place of birth. Sure, we now have a place of birth however aren’t we Indians? The Tripathis are from UP, however they’re Indians. We hail from a area, however we’re all Indians,” she added.
When requested about individuals leaving the Congress and becoming a member of the TMC, Banerjee declined to remark. State Congress president Adhir Rajan Chowdhury alleged that the TMC’s fundamental goal as of late is to weaken the Congress nationally and in different states in an effort to assist its “ally” BJP.
“The TMC has continuously been attacking the Congress and poaching our leaders. The political posturing of the TMC is aimed toward serving to the BJP,” he mentioned. BJP nationwide vice-president Dilip Ghosh declined to connect a lot significance to the event.
“The Congress itself is a spent power in Uttar Pradesh, so their leaders becoming a member of the TMC hardly issues. The BJP would once more return to energy in Uttar Pradesh,” he mentioned. ?.