Kolkata: Abhishek Banerjee, a member of Parliament (MP) and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew, was on Saturday appointed as the all-India general secretary of the Trinamool Congress (TMC).
Mamata Banerjee chaired an organisational meeting of the party in Kolkata on Saturday, that was also attended by poll strategist Prashant Kishor.The Trinamool Congress has decided to expand its organisational footprint beyond West Bengal, said West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee.
Speaking to the media, TMC leader Partha Chatterjee said that the party’s working committee has decided on a one-person-one-post formula, and therefore the reshuffles within.
As a result, Abhishek Banerjee will step down as in-charge of the TMC youth wing. This position will now be filled by actor-turned-politician Saayoni Ghosh.
Today, the All India Trinamool Congress takes a new step towards effective leadership. Going forward, we shall be committed towards being a #OnePersonOnePost party.
Once again, our commitment to serve the people of India in the best way possible, remains top priority.
— All India Trinamool Congress (@AITCofficial) June 5, 2021
Other important appointments made during Saturday’s meeting include journalist-turned-politician Kunal Ghosh being made TMC state general secretary.
Actor-turned-politician Sayoni Ghosh has been made the party’s youth wing president – a post earlier held by Abhishek.
Partha Chatterjee said that no discussion was held on turncoats, who had quit the TMC ahead of the assembly polls, and were now willing to return to the party fold.
First-time MLA and former film director Raj Chakraborty has been made in-charge of the TMC’s cultural cell.
TMC leader Parth Chatterjee, during the press conference on Saturday, also reiterated the demand for exemption of Covid-19 vaccines from GST. The GST Council had last month decided to set up a group of ministers (GoM) to look into the demand.