New Delhi. West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress President Mamata Banerjee has started her Delhi tour with a bang. He has broken the wholesale price of leaders from Congress and other parties and got them included in his party. Even after that, on Tuesday, there was a crowd of leaders at the recruitment counter of Trinamool. Two former MPs and Congress leaders Ashok Tanwar and Kirti Azad joined the Congress, while Janata Dal U’s Rajya Sabha MP, former Foreign Service officer and former ambassador Pavan Varma also joined the Trinamool.
Noted lyricist, social activist and former Rajya Sabha MP Javed Akhtar also met Mamata Banerjee in Delhi on Tuesday. Sudheendra Kulkarni, who was close to BJP veteran LK Advani, also met Mamata. It is being told that Sanjay Jha, who was the spokesperson of the Congress, may also join the Trinamool Congress. It is worth mentioning that earlier Mamta Banerjee had included Sushmita Deb, President of All India Mahila Congress and Goa Chief Minister Luizinho Flerio in her party and sent both of them to the Rajya Sabha.
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However, this is Mamata Banerjee’s second visit to Delhi after becoming the Chief Minister for the third time. She also met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former President Rahul Gandhi during her first visit in July. He also met some Congress leaders. But since then she has been trying to break the Congress party. It is believed that election strategist Prashant Kishor is sabotaging the Congress to fulfill Mamata’s ambition of national politics. Although it is also being said that Prashant Kishor wanted to take control of the Congress by joining it, after which he has started this campaign after failing.
However, on Tuesday, the second day of Mamata Banerjee’s four-day visit to Delhi, the process of meeting leaders continued throughout the day. First of all, former Janata Dal U MP and former ambassador Pavan Varma met him and joined the party. After that Kirti Azad, who left the BJP and joined Congress, joined Trinamool along with his wife and former Delhi MLA Poonam Jha Azad, meeting Mamta. On Tuesday itself, former Congress MP and Haryana Pradesh Congress President Ashok Tanwar also joined Trinamool. Tanwar, who was the state president for six years, left the Congress as soon as he stepped down. However, it is also being said that many leaders of G-23, who are angry with the Congress leadership, may join the Trinamool Congress.