TMC forms new national working committee amid reports of internal rift
It is not only the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) that is facing internal differences in Bengal, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) is also facing an internal rift.
A Facebook post by young Trinamool Congress leader Debangshu Bhattacharya, considered to be close to Abhishek Banerjee has brought to light the internal differences within the party.
The ruling party has bagged three municipalities even before the filing of nominations is over, but that has raised several questions within the party, challenging not only the supremacy of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee but also exposing the chinks within the party that are likely to become bigger in the days to come.
Bhattacharya wrote on a Facebook post on Thursday: “Some people create disturbances in the elections because of their narrow personal gains and that is resulting in unrest in the local body polls. The police should be given 100 percent free hand and if the needed double number of central forces should be deployed in the municipal polls.”
Bhattacharya further wrote: “If there is one 2018 then another 2019 is not far to come. Every time it will not be 2021,” indicating that the TMC party will not be able to perform like it did in the 2021 Assembly elections when it swept the polls over with 234 seats.
Bhattacharya was definitely indicating the ongoing controversy of the walkover in three municipalities — Budge Budge, Sainthia, and Dinhata — where Trinamool Congress grabbed power even before the nominations were over.
He was indicating at the panchayat elections of 2018 when Trinamool Congress grabbed 34 panchayats without any contest and, according to him, the result was evident in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections when the BJP won 22 Lok Sabha seats — the highest it has managed in the state so far.
“The people will not forgive even if they go with folded hands. Those who create unrest will ‘make a setting‘ with the ruling party, but the workers and the supporters will have to face the backlash – they will die,” he added.
Though the Trinamool leadership is considering the uncontested wins as the organizational and the political weakness of the opposition, particularly the BJP, the post by Bhattacharya is indicative of the growing resentment within the party.
Trinamool Secretary General Partha Chatterjee said, “The opposition was elated after getting 38 percent votes in the Assembly polls but in the last seven/ eight months, they were only seen quarreling with themselves. They have not been able to come to any help from the common people. They have failed to find candidates for even their own party.”
Earlier, Abhishek Banerjee had announced that the civic polls will be peaceful and will be done in a democratic manner, but leaders close to him said that he failed to keep his promise not only in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections but also in the upcoming civic polls where cases of threats and kidnapping of candidates are in abundance.
The situation went to an extent that there were strong indications in view of the ongoing differences between the senior leaders of the party, including Mamata Banerjee herself and I-PAC — while Abhishek Banerjee is likely to leave the organizational responsibilities of the party and continue to work only of the MP of Diamond Harbour.
The Trinamool Congress chairperson Mamata Banerjee on Saturday dissolved all the existing posts and formed a 20-member national working committee after a meeting with some senior party leaders at her Kalighat residence. The names of the new office-bearers will be announced later by Banerjee herself.
“The Trinamool chief might have deferred the problem by dissolving all the existing posts, but this is not a solution. She will have to find an alternative mechanism to create a bridge between the old and new leaders of the party, else the problem will again crop up in a different form. The present decision to dissolve all the existing posts will give her some time, but it will be a thing to watch how she handles the party in this crucial situation,” a senior party leader said.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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Mumtaz Banerjee reminds me of my ex CM – Amma. vinASakAle viparItabuddhiH.
Is it for true? Or just a drama to project the party is allowing opposition within. The hysterical outbursts which are the trademarks of the suprimo make it difficult to believe that any resistance could be tolerated without violence. CAN ANYONE BE TRUSTED WITH MONEY OUTSIDE THE FAMILY?
Happy developments… from Mumtaz party
Hopefully karma will bite this inhumane CM sooner rather than later.
Bharat will only benefit when such corrupt evil is eliminated. No one can say
TMC swept West Bengal as winning by intimidation of voters is not a victory.
Her party will go down like congress