Mamta wants to remove party leaders in touch with BJP: TMC leader
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Friday told TMC leaders to 'pinpoint those in the party who are keeping in touch with leaders in the BJP', a TMC leader has revealed. During a meeting, Mamata called for the removal of such TMC leaders. Mamata Banerjee’s direction came after seven TMC MLAs, more than 60 councilors and more than a dozen Zilla Parishad members switched over to the BJP since the Lok Sabha elections.
Addressing TMC leaders from Bankura and Jhargram districts in a closed-door meeting at the party’s head office in Kolkata, Banerjee urged them to go back to the people to re-establish contacts with the common man.
“The chief minister told us that we would win the elections to the state legislature scheduled in 2021. However, she emphasized that we pinpoint those in the party who are keeping in touch with leaders in the BJP,” said a ruling party leader.
Since the TMC got a jolt in the Lok Sabha elections in which the BJP won 18 seats, a 900 percent rise from its tally of two seats in 2014, Mamata Banerjee said that she would devote more time to party affairs and less as an administrator.