Advertisement
Saturday, Jun 25, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

TMC MPs Choose Mamata Banerjee As Parliamentary Party Chairperson

The TMC MPs have chosen Mamata Banerjee as the party's parliamentary party chief ahead of her visit to New Delhi expected next week.

TMC MPs Choose Mamata Banerjee As Parliamentary Party Chairperson
TMC supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee | File Photo-PTI
TMC MPs Choose Mamata Banerjee As Parliamentary Party Chairperson
outlookindia.com
2021-07-23T21:30:00+05:30

Trinamool Congress Members of Parliament on Friday unanimously chose the party supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee as the chairperson of TMC parliamentary party

The decision has come ahead of Mamata Banerjee’s visit to New Delhi expected next week. It has also come at a time parliament is witnessing a stormy monsoon session. There are also reports that Mamata Banerjee is likely to meet Sonia Gandhi during her visit to Delhi and that there will be renewed talks on the Opposition unity against the NDA government at the Centre.

At a press conference in Delhi, Rajya Sabha member Derek O'Brien said the decision to choose Mamata Banerjee as parliamentary party chief has been taken both at a conceptual and tactical level. Mamata Banerjee has been the guiding force behind the TMC parliamentary party for a long time,  Derek O'Brien said.

"We are just formalising a reality. Our chairperson is a seven-time Member of Parliament. She has the vision to guide the parliamentary party. She has the experience and insight. She was anyway guiding us," he said.

"She has been a call away always. We feel more empowered," O'Brien said.

He also said that all TMC MPs unanimously chose Banerjee as their leader.

Banerjee is not a member of parliament.

(PTI inputs)

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement