New Delhi: Ashok Tanwar, one of Haryana’s senior leaders who left the Congress after meeting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Delhi, has joined the Trinamool Congress. Following this, Mamata Banerjee has announced that the Trinamool Congress will be in power in Haryana as well.
Mamata Banerjee arrived in Delhi on Sunday evening. Ashok Tanwar, who met Mamata in Delhi, met former cricketer and BJP MP Keerthi Azad, who joined the Congress before the 2019 elections, and former Rajya Sabha MP from the United Janata Dal party. Pawan Verma joined the Trinamool Congress.
Ashok Tanwar is one of the Dalit leaders from Haryana. Rahul Gandhi was a confidant of the Congress. But he was expelled from the party following the factional feud that erupted in the Haryana Congress. He is currently joining the Trinamool Congress in the presence of Mamata Banerjee.
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Mamata is a tremendous leader
Mamata Banerjee, who welcomed Ashok Tanwar and spoke to his supporters, said, “I welcome you who have joined the Trinamool Congress to bring down the BJP. From today you are all a part of the Trinamool Congress family. Ashok Tanwar will now travel to Goa and Kolkata .. I am going to go to Haryana. Speaking on the occasion, Ashok Tanwar said people across the country are facing a lot of pressure from the BJP regime. The youth, farmers and Dalits of all sections of the country have been severely affected. Mamata Banerjee is the only leader who deserves to lead the people in the current context, he said.
Keerthi Azad in the Trinamool Congress
Similarly, former cricketer Keerthi Azad also joined the Trinamool Congress. Keerthi Azad, who has joined the BJP, clashed with the late Arun Jaitley, who has been the Union Finance Minister over the Delhi Cricket Association corruption scandal. He was thus dismissed from the BJP. Then in 2018 Keerthi Azad joined the Congress. He is currently joining the Trinamool Congress in the presence of Mamata.
Pawan Verma of Bihar
Also, former United Janata Dal (UJD) general secretary of Bihar and former Rajya Sabha MP Pawan Verma joined the Trinamool Congress in Mamata’s presence. With Ashok Tanwar, Keerthi Azad and Pawan Verma joining the Trinamool Congress, the Trinamool Congress is set to embark on its journey in Haryana, Delhi and Bihar. Speaking on the occasion, Mamata Banerjee chanted Jai Hindustan, Jai Bangla, Jai Goa, Jai Haryana and Ram Ram.
Meeting with Modi today
Meanwhile, Mamata Banerjee is meeting Prime Minister Modi in Delhi today. During this meeting, the financial assistance to be received from the Central Government, BSF. Mamata is set to discuss issues including the increase in the scope of jurisdiction for the military. According to Delhi sources, Mamata Banerjee may also meet Home Minister Amit Shah.
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Story first published: Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 9:39 [IST]