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Don't discuss party's strengths & weaknesses in open forums: Bakshi tells TMC workers

Kolkata: Subrata Bakshi, state President of Trinamool Congress, has urged party workers not to discuss their views and opinions about the strengths and weaknesses of the party in different constituencies in open forums.

He also asked them to maintain their cool and not get involved in debates or discussions in open forums. Bakshi, who was an MP from the Kolkata South seat, has been dropped from the candidate list and he will look after the party instead.

Bakshi said some party workers give their opinions about the strengths and weaknesses of the party in open forums and take part in debates on the issue.

"This is not desired at all as it gives wrong messages to the people who might think that the party has strength in some areas and weakness in some others," he said, adding: "In addas many things come up for discussion. But hot debates on the party's performance in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls should be avoided."

It may be mentioned that in the meetings held by party supremo Mamata Banerjee, the party workers have been asked to work wholeheartedly and develop contacts with the local people. She has also asked them to give up infighting and put up a united resistance against BJP.

Political experts said at the moment Trinamool Congress has the highest number of young workers, who are working as a disciplined force in the city and districts. Trinamool Congress has already selected the workers who will man the 77,000 odd polling booths across the state. Mamata Banerjee knows the booth level leaders by their name.

Except Trinamool, no party in Bengal has such a strong youth force and teaching them the dos and don'ts will ultimately help the party to conduct the election more efficiently.

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