In growth mode ever because it fought off the BJP assault within the April-Might Bengal Meeting elections, the Trinamool Congress on Tuesday shifted gears in its acquisition of political leaders and made three new additions to the get together from throughout the nation — principally at the price of the Congress. With these additions, the get together has additionally signalled that it is able to go forward in the direction of 2024 by itself.
Kirti Azad, former Workforce India batsman who modified groups from BJP to the Congress in 2019, has now signed up with Mamata Banerjee. So has Ashok Tanwar, previously a Rahul Gandhi aide who proved his mettle as Congress chief in Haryana until he fell out with the highest brass within the state.
Pawan Verma, the Rajya Sabha MP for Janata Dal United from Bihar, who fell out with get together chief and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, additionally joined the Trinamool Congress on Tuesday.
Mr Verma was expelled by the JDU in January 2020 — similtaneously the get together’s nationwide Vice-President Prashant Kishor, who’s now a full-time election strategist propelling the Trinamool Congress in the direction of the nationwide stage.
Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury slammed the most recent Congress deserters as “opportunists” and Trinamool Congress once more because the BJP’s “Trojan Horse” which is working to wreck the probabilities of a broad-based nationwide opposition entrance towards the BJP.
“What’s their electoral arithmetic? 63 % of India didn’t vote for the BJP in 2019. 20 per cent voted for Congress. Trinamool obtained solely 4 % vote. What’s it hoping to attain with out the Congress,” he stated.
Yesterday’s Congress entrants into Trinamool have adopted within the footsteps of the late president Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit Mukherjee, Sushmita Dev — former Congress MP from Silchar and daughter of late Congress stalwart Santosh Mohan Dev — and Luizinho Faleiro, the previous Chief Minister of Goa.
With each acquisition, the Trinamool has expanded its footprint exterior West Bengal which is Mamata Banerjee’s avowed political plan — to tackle the BJP within the 2024 normal elections.
Ashok Tanwar has given Trinamool a toehold in Haryana, a state that has performed a significant position within the farmers’ unflinching demand for the withdrawal of the Centre’s three farm legal guidelines.
With Kirti Azad and Pawan Verma, the Trinamool Congress now has its foot within the door of Bengal’s neighbour Bihar.
So far as the Trinamool Congress is anxious, each new political acquisition is a feather in its cap. However political analysts are questioning if, after these acquisitions, there shall be a Sonia Gandhi assembly with Mamata Banerjee throughout the Bengal Chief Minister’s present Delhi go to.
In addition they put a query mark over Trinamool’s “ekla chalo” (go it alone) growth coverage on opposition unity forward of the 2024 nationwide election.