Youth leaders want Mamata to be centre of 2019 anti-bjp front: TMC
New Delhi: Young leaders from across the country are reaching out to Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee for her guidance to take on the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, said senior Trinamool Congress leader, Rajya Sabha member and close Mamata aide Derek O'Brien on Wednesday. A day after Banerjee reportedly had a telephonic conversations with Patidar quota agitation spearhead in Gujarat Hardik Patel and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani, O'Brien said that the young leaders were certain to gain from the TMC chief, who had the "finest credentials" to take on the BJP in 2019.
"In the recently held Assembly elections in West Bengal, the TMC came back to power with a three-fourths majority. She has shown leadership qualities. She was the first to raise protests against demonetisation, GST, the FRDI Bill. We are confident that after the Lok Sabha polls in 2019, West Bengal will play a leading role in forming the next Government at the centre." "I am not surprised that young leaders from across the country are reaching out to her (Banerjee) for her guidance and to learn from her experiences.