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Former President’s Son Abhijit Mukherjee Moved Base from Congress to TMC

Abhijit Mukherjee, Pranab Mukherjee’s son joins TMC…Learn more…

Tuesday, 6th July 2021

Abhijit Mukherjee who is the son of former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, on Monday joined the Trinamool Congress party in Kolkata bringing an end to weeks of postulation.

The former Congress MP and two-time lawmaker from Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency in Murshidabad district of West Bengal, despite his denial on the matter in the course of the past few days, had been in talks with the TMC leadership for some time now according to party sources.

Mukherjee received a warm welcome into the party by TMC leader in Lok Sabha, Sudip Bandopadhyay. He said, “Didi succeeded in halting the BJP juggernaut in West Bengal. She is the most credible secular leader in the country who can fight and defeat the communal BJP. I have left one Congress to join another. We are sure of resisting the saffron camp across India in the future.”

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During the previous Assembly election, Mukherjee was the state Congress campaign committee head and although he was in talks with TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee and nephew Abhishek Banerjee even before the polls, Mukherjee stated that switching parties at that time would have been misapprehended. He believed such a step before the polls might have thrown him in bad light.

Mukherjee said, “I don't hanker for any post. I am a grassroots worker. I did not have any post in the Congress but only had its primary membership, which is lapsable every three years. Now, I have become a primary member of the TMC and it is up to the party to use my services the way it wants.”

Last month, after Mukherjee attended a meeting with Congress colleagues - Khalilur Rahman, MP from Jangipur, Abu Taher Khan, MP from Murshidabad and TMC ministers Akhrruzzaman and Sabina Yesmin, both of whom are now in TMC, after which rumours started spreading about a possible defection. However, the engineer turned politician had then denied any such intention.

Citing his reasons to zero in on TMC and Mamata Banerjee, Mukherjee said he has always been a staunch believer in secular politics.

After Pranab Mukherjee in 2012 pulled out of his position in the Jangipur parliamentary constituency, Abhijit Mukherjee won bypolls the same year. He again emerged victorious here in 2014 but lost to Khalilur Rahman of TMC in 2019.

The News Talkie Bureau



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