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Dilip Yadav takes over as Hooghly TMC president

Kolkata: Dilip Yadav has been appointed as the new president of Trinamool Congress' Hooghly district unit, replacing state Agriculture Marketing minister Tapan Das Gupta.

The decision has been taken by party supremo Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday. Ratna Dey Nag has been appointed as the chairman of the party's Hooghly district unit.

Earlier, Banerjee had replaced Rabindranath Ghosh, who was the president of the party's Cooch Behar unit.

The Trinamool supremo had recently met the party's functionaries in Hooghly district. The party did not fare well in the recently concluded Lok sabha elections in Hooghly. Though Trinamool has retained the two seats of Serampore and Arambagh where Kalyan Banerjee and Aparupa Poddar have been elected, their victory margin has dropped drastically. Poddar has won the seat by a margin of less than 500 votes. Ratna Dey Nag, who was elected from Hooghly twice, lost to Locket Chatterjee of BJP. Dey nag had won the seat by over 1.89 lakh votes in 2014.

The party supremo could not accept the poor performance of the party in Hooghly as the state government

had spent crores of rupees to carry out development in the area.

She was also shocked to see the result of the party in Singur, where the party had launched farmers' movement against the Left Front government's decision to set up an automobile factory on cultivable land a decade ago.

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