On Tuesday, Trinamool Congress has turned 21, which was founded on January 1, 1998, and used the occasion to project party Chief and Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee as a possible Prime Ministerial candidate of any grand opposition alliance for the forthcoming 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.
The state-ruled TMC has vowed to work to ensure a progressive and secular India under the leadership of 63-years-old Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Describing 2019 as the “Year of Change”, a senior TMC lawmaker Abhishek Banerjee said that the party is “standing at a historic juncture where it wants to play a vital role in New Delhi in favor of the working class.”
CM Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee said that this year will bring good days in the country under TMC government regime.
He said in a video message on TMC’s 21st foundation day that “the year of 2019 is a year of change and struggle. We should fight hard in order to ensure that we are able to gift the people of this country a secular and progressive India in New Delhi under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee.”
“Our party has turned 21 today. The number 21 assumes immense significance as it signifies struggle, youthfulness, and change,” added Abhishek Banerjee.
On January 1, 1998, TMC was founded by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who herself entered politics via Congress. Presently, TMC has acquired 34-seats out of the 42 Lok Sabha seats from Bengal.
On the occasion of the 21st birthday of TMC, CM Banerjee congratulated all the party workers and leaders.
CM Banerjee continued that “The journey which began on January 1, 1998, has been full of struggles, but we have been steadfast in our resolve to fight for the people #Trinamool21 … We are thankful to Maa-Mati-Manush for their constant support. And the workers who work hard 365 days a year for the people. A big salute to you.”
TMC has been looking forward to a wider political space for the last few years, presently at the forefront of forming an anti-BJP opposition alliance and will convene a rally of opposition in Kolkata on January 19.
CM Banerjee has been touring India and met leaders of several opposition parties in a bid to forge oppositions to get united to overthrown BJP from power.
TMC has observed the day in Bengal in every block and subdivision and further at Panchayat level. TMc flag was hoisted at Trinamool Bhavan by party’s General Secretary Subrata Bakshi.
On the occasion of the 21st birthday of the party, blood donation camps, cultural events and blanket distributions were organized across the state.