Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee has decided to personally look into matters related to the party organization in Birbhum district in the absence of arrested leader Anubrata Mondal. This information was given by a senior member of the party.
TMC stalwart Mandal continues to be the president of the Birbhum unit of the party. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested him for his alleged involvement in cattle smuggling.
Mamta has decided to look into the matter related to the party organization in Birbhum at a time when panchayat elections are to be held in Bengal within a month.
Senior Trinamool Congress leader and MP Sudip Bandopadhyay said on Friday that the decision was taken during a party meeting at Mamata’s Kalighat residence.
Bandopadhyay told reporters after the meeting, “Our party chief will look into matters related to the party organization in Birbhum district. Arup Biswas, who looks after party affairs in East Bardhaman and Darjeeling, has also been asked to take charge of Nadia district. Whereas, Firhad Hakim will look after the party affairs in Howrah and Hooghly districts.
Bandopadhyay said the Malay constituents would look after party affairs in Bankura, Purulia and Paschim Bardhaman districts, while Tapas Roy would be the custodian of South Dinajpur district.
Party sources said that apart from senior leader Siddikullah Chowdhary, Sabina Yasmin has been assigned the task of handling TMC related matters in Uttar Dinajpur, Malda and Murshidabad districts.
Asked if the leaders would act as party observers, TMC MP Bandopadhyay said, “No one has been made an observer by the party. Each of these leaders will look after the affairs of the party in the districts allotted to them.