In a significant move, the Trinamool Congress leadership appointed Lok Sabha member Mahua Moitra as the party president for the Krishnanagar organisational district in Nadia district, West Bengal, on Monday. This decision comes amid Moitra's involvement in the recent "cash-for-query" controversy.
Moitra, representing the Krishnanagar constituency in Nadia district, has been the center of political speculation regarding the Trinamool Congress leadership's stance on the "cash for query" issue. Political observers suggest that her appointment as the president of the Krishnanagar organisational district may be an effort to dispel any uncertainties surrounding the party's position on the matter.
Notably, Moitra has received unusual support from both the Congress and the Trinamool Congress' longstanding political rival, the CPI(M). Following the announcement, Moitra expressed gratitude to Mamata Banerjee and the Trinamool Congress leadership for the development.
“Thanks you #MamataOfficial and @AITCofficial for appointing me District President of Krishnanagar (Nadia North). Will always work with the party for the people of Krishnanagar,” she said in a message posted on her official X handle.
In a notable move, the Trinamool Congress has taken a decisive step by not only ousting strongman Anubrata Mondal from his role as the Birbhum district president but also removing him as a member of the party's district committee.
This decision has caught many by surprise, as Mondal retained his position as the district president even after being arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation last year in connection with the multi-crore cattle smuggling case in West Bengal.
The recent development signifies a significant shift in the party's stance on Mondal's leadership role within the district.
“By finally removing him from that chair it seems that Mondal is a closed chapter for the Trinamool Congress,” said a city-based political observer.
Despite the removal of Anubrata Mondal from his positions, the Trinamool Congress has not yet announced a replacement for Mondal in Birbhum district. The party is yet to designate a successor to fill the void left by Mondal's removal.
(With Agency Inputs)