Abhishek Banerjee: Within few months, Trinamool will be in power in Goa

Mamata Banerjee is visiting the state on Oct 28.

Trinamool Congress national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee on Monday said that within a few months, his party will be in power in Goa. He was speaking at an election campaign rally in Bengal’s Dinhata of Cooch Behar district where byelections are scheduled later this month.

Abhishek Banerjee said that subsequently, Trinamool will expand its activities also in Tripura, Meghalaya, Uttar Pradesh and so on. Trinamool is going big with its campaign in Goa which Mamata Banerjee is visiting later this week. The party has already launched its campaign in the state which says: “A new dawn is coming”. Trinamool leaders such as Sougata Roy, Derek O’Brien, Mohua Moitra – along with Babul Supriyo – are in Goa for the campaign. With Assembly elections of 2022 a major focus of the Trinamool Congress in Goa, the party leaders are visiting the state to prepare for Mamata Banerjee’s October 28 visit.

After winning the Bengal state elections for the third time – in a landslide victory – Trinamool Congress is now focusing on expanding its presence in other states too. Trinamool is attacking the BJP government on the vaccine issue – alleging that a considerable population in Goa have not received the second dose yet. Other issues include drinking water problems, women’s safety, alleged deterioration of law and order and so on.

Congress had won 17 out of the 40 Assembly seats in Goa in 2017 Assembly polls, while the BJP won 13. But the BJP formed the government after some MLAs switched over, and currently BJP has 27 MLAs and Congress has five MLAs.

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