Mamata Banerjee re-elected TMC chairperson

02 February 2022, 09:12 am | Updated: 30 November 2023, 01:10 am

Mamata Banerjee re-elected TMC chairperson
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In India, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday was re-elected chairperson of the Trinamool Congress unopposed. She appealedto all regional parties to come together and defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2024 general elections.

Addressing party workers at the Trinamool Congress headquarters in state capital Kolkata, she stressed on the need for defeating Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the next general elections.

Terming the BJP as her “main enemy”, Mamata said, "We want all the parties against the BJP to come together but if someone does not listen to us, stands away with their arrogance, then, in the words of Gurudev RabindranathTagore, we will walk alone."

On May 2 last year, Mamata scripted history by winning the assembly election for the third time in a row, bucking anti-incumbency and staving off a massive challenge from the BJP.

Bengal had witnessed the most high-profile assembly polls last year. While Mamata harped on being Bengal’s daughter, the BJP asked people to vote for "change and socio-economic development" after nearly 50 years of Communist and Trinamool Congress rule.

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