At a party meeting in Jalpaiguri, in front of Abhishek Banerjee, several TMC leaders expressed their anger against district president Krishnakumar Kalyani. At the meeting, however, Abhishek gave the message to forget the conflict and work with unity.
At a party meeting in Jalpaiguri, in front of Abhishek Banerjee, several TMC leaders expressed their anger against district president Krishnakumar Kalyani. The wrath of the leaders was even seen after the meeting and during the confrontation with the journalists. At the meeting, however, Abhishek gave the message to forget the conflict and work with unity.
Yesterday (January 6) was the second day of Abhishek Banerjee’s visit to North Bengal. On this day, he joined the party meeting at Chalsa after offering puja at Jalpesh temple in Mainaguri. State Tourism Minister Gautam Dev, Jalpaiguri district Trinamool president Krishnakumar Kalyani, former Jalpaiguri municipality chairman Mohan Basu, and many others were present with Abhishek Banerjee.
According to TMC sources, many people expressed their anger against Krishnakumar at that meeting. At the end of the meeting, it was found that there was a conflict between the party members. The relationship between Krishnakumar and the former chairman of Jalpaiguri municipality is well known in the district. Abhishek Banerjee has given the responsibility of the team to Mohan Basu.
Leaving the meeting on Wednesday, Mohan said in a tone of anger against Krishnakumar, “I will respond to Mamata Banerjee's call. But not at the call of the president. I will do the work according to my own will. Today's meeting was a blessing for the party. What has been discussed will benefit the team.”
“Abhishek Banerjee gave me extra responsibility. I also informed him that the district committee has not met yet. Abhishek has promised to work with everyone on the team. I have also informed Abhishek about various issues of the municipality, “he added.
Vice-Chairman of Dhupguri Municipality Rajesh Singh was present at the meeting. He demanded to declare Dhupguri as a separate sub-division before the state assembly vote. Rajesh said, "Abhishek Banerjee said he would go to Calcutta and tell the Chief Minister about the matter. We are hopeful that Dhupguri will be made a separate subdivision.”
Trinamool Jalpaiguri district vice-president Shashank Roy Basunia Sakhede said, “Abhishek Banerjee came to my house but I was not invited to the meeting as the district co-president. But my son is the president of the panchayat association and my wife is the head of the gram panchayat. I finally came to the meeting after receiving a call from Kolkata.”
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Last Updated Jan 7, 2021, 11:03 AM IST