Abhishek Banerjee to represent Trinamool at UN
Trinamool Congress’ youngest MP Abhishek Banerjee is likely to be part of a delegation of Indian parliamentarians visiting the United Nations’ New York headquarters from October 19-30.
It is significant because soon after assuming power, the current Prime Minister had scrapped this practice, which has been a norm since Jawaharlal Nehru’s times. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had registered her protest forcing the Centre to rethink its decision. Abhishek was named by Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Trinamool Congress leader in Lok Sabha.
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Party MPs Derek O’ Brien, Nadimul Haque and Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar have been part of similar delegations. Abhishek Banerjee, National President of All India Trinamool Youth Congress, is the second youngest MP in Lok Sabha.