Mamta for PM, Nephew Abhishek for CM? Speculation intensifies in TMC for succession


HnExpress Mayank Chakravarty, Kolkata : Let’s start with the slip of tongue or AKA Deleted tweet of Aparupa Poddar” In 2024, Mamata Banerjee will be sworn in as the Prime Minister by an RSS-selected President; Abhishek Banerjee will become the Chief Minister of Bengal.” Then disappeared within an hour! This came A day after Trinamool Congress (TMC) state general secretary Kunal Ghosh took to Twitter, saying that Abhishek Banerjee would become chief minister of West Bengal in 2036.

He said this On the first anniversary of TMC’s third victory in Bengal. He had further said that Mamata Banerjee would break Jyoti Basu’s record of being the longest-serving chief minister. Basu was the Chief Minister of Bengal for 23 years from 21 June 1977 to 5 November 2000. It is need to be noted that Abhishek is the nephew of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and is seen as Mamata’s successor in West Bengal politics.

Whereas opposition parties namely BJP and CPI(M) accused TMC of Carrying the Dynastic legacy of Congress saying Mamta Benarji believs in Nepotism, afterall TMC a Congress offshoot. TMC spokesman rebuttals the claim by pointing out examples from BJP.

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