Kolkata: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee’s nephew and parliamentarian Abhishek Banerjee has been given more responsibility in the party set up on Saturday.
The party has appointed Banerjee the all-India General Secretary of the Trinamool Congress, replacing Subrata Bakshi. The decision was made at the party’s core committee meeting held here on Saturday.
To everyone’s, actor-turned-politician Saayoni Ghosh has been made the president of Trinamool Youth Congress, the place left vacant after Abhishek’s promotion.
Meanwhile, the party retained Bakshi as the state president adhering to the new ‘one-person-one-post’ policy that has been implemented on Saturday.
Veteran Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar will be in charge of the TMC women’s wing, replacing Chandrima Bhattacharya. Dola Sen is the national chief of the Trinamool Congress trade union.
Interestingly, former CPI-M leader Ritabrata Bhattacharya has become the state secretary of the Trinamool Congress trade union.
“We thank everybody who voted us to power and we are committed to work for the development of the people and the state. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has also thanked everybody who stood beside the party during its hard times,” Trinamool General Secretary Partha Chatterjee said at a press conference after the meeting.
“There has been no discussion regarding the turncoats. It will be decided at an appropriate time,” Chatterjee replied when asked about other party leaders willing to shift allegiance to TMC.