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Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit joins TMC, lauds Mamata for handling BJP’s communal wave

After joining the party, Abhijit lauded the TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee for handling the communal wave by the BJP.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee's Abhijit joins TMC, lauds Mamata for handling BJP's communal wave-dnm
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Kolkata, First Published Jul 5, 2021, 6:22 PM IST
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Ending weeks of speculation, former president Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee on Monday joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in Kolkata.

The former Congress MP from Jangipur was in talks with the Trinamool leaders for the past few weeks. Last month, Abhijit Mukherjee had met TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee in Kolkata.

After joining the party, Abhijit lauded the TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee for handling the communal wave by the BJP.

"The way Mamata Banerjee halted the recent communal wave by BJP, I believe that in the future, with the support of others, she would be able to do the same in the entire country," Abhijit said.

"I had not been included in any group or position of the Congress party, except primary membership. Therefore, I have joined TMC as a soldier and will work accordingly with the party's instructions. I will work to maintain integrity and secularism," he added.

Abhijit Mukherjee's father Pranab Mukherjee won the Jangipur parliamentary constituency in West Bengal's Murshidabad district twice as a Congress MP till he vacated it in 2012 to run for President.

Mukherjee, an engineer-turned politician, won bypolls in the Jangipur parliamentary constituency after his father vacated the seat in 2012; he won it again in 2014.

Earlier in June, Abhijit Mukherjee had made it clear that he won't leave the Congress unlike his friend Jitin Prasada.

Jitin Prasada is the second high-profile Rahul Gandhi aide to move to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after Jyotiraditya Scindia left last year.

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