Mamta Banerjee, who is battling the opposition in West Bengal, has started raising her own questions. In the latest case, TMC MP Prasun Banerjee has questioned the selection of ministers in the cabinet by the Bengal CM. He has objected to not making Madan Mitra a part of the cabinet as Sports Minister. He said this during a party program organized in Howrah’s Bali. During this, Madan Mitra was present on the stage with him. At the same time, there has been a ruckus inside the party over Prasun Banerjee’s statement. Party leaders are calling it a violation of the Code of Conduct. On the other hand, the BJP has taken a jibe at this.
Said- Mitra should be sports minister
Former Indian football tournament captain Prasun Banerjee said she was disappointed to see Mitra not being the sports minister in Mamata’s cabinet. He said that he would have proved to be a great sports minister. At present, the post of Sports Minister in Bengal is with TMC’s strongman Arup Biswas. There is Minister of State for Sports Manoj Tiwari, who is MLA from Howrah. Pointing to Mitra in the program, Banerjee said that I do not accept anything other than Sports Minister for him. I am proud of them. He is my favorite person and I love him.
Had to leave post after being named in Saradha scam
MP Banerjee said that Madan Mitra has created history. He is not only the TMC, but the personality of the country. He is completely different from others. He said that there are only a few people from the beginning who are standing with Didi. Many people have left his side. Madan Mitra must be given respect. I am surprised to see him not in the cabinet. Significantly, after winning the elections in 2012, Madan Mitra got the Sports and Transport Ministry. But after two years, he had to resign after being named in the Saradha chit fund scam. He later lost from Kamarhati in the 2016 assembly elections. Although Madan Mitra could not find a place in the ministry, but has been in the news for his statements and social media posts. The party had also questioned him regarding this.
Uneasy situation inside the party
At the same time, voices have started rising from inside the party regarding Prasun Banerjee’s statement. A senior TMC leader said it was a violation of the party’s code of conduct. This leader said that I think he has realized that now he will not get a ticket in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. That’s why he is making such controversial statements. On the other hand, TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh has described Prasun Banerjee’s statement as her personal opinion. He said that it is the job of the Chief Minister to decide who will get a place in the state cabinet and who will not. Taking a jibe at the entire matter, BJP leader Samik Bhattacharya said this is another proof that the end of TMC has begun. The party leadership should realize this.
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