Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday curtailed her nephew Abhishek’s so called TMC’s ‘Yuvraj”s powers and stripped him of his charge of Purulia and other districts where the party suffered a drubbing in the recently concluded 2019 Lok Sabha election.
According to a decision taken by the TMC supremo, all the districts which were under Abhishek have been taken away from him and he will now be the in-charge of electoral rolls.
It may be noted that Abhishek was responsible for Purulia and Jhargram from where BJP registered a comfortable victory.The decision to this effect was taken during a meeting of the TMC leaders to review the party’s dismal performance in the 2019 polls.
During the AITC meeting, Mamata Banerjee offered to step down as the chief minister. Addressing the press conference after the TMC meeting, Mamata Banerjee alleged that the central forces worked against the TMC.
“An emergency situation was created. Hindu-Muslim division was done and votes were divided. We complained to the EC but nothing was looked into,” she alleged. The meeting was held in the backdrop of the Narendra Modi-led winning 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal.