There is no place for groupism and ego-fights in TMC: Mamata
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee made it clear on Wednesday that she will not tolerate groupism or ego-fights in her party and said that if anybody is averse in following party discipline, he or she is free to leave. "There is no place for groupism or ego-fights in Trinamool. We will not tolerate any anti-party activities. Party discipline is foremost. If you cannot follow it, you are free to leave. It is difficult to earn respect but very easy to lose it. A true leader is one who has people by his side," Banerjee said addressing the extended core committee meeting of TMC on Wednesday.
Banerjee sounded confident as he declared that anybody who wants to do politics for his own petty
interests and not for the interest of the people is free to join any other party. "We have not come to power for sitting on an armchair or with money power. Trinamool stands for mass movement. Trinamool stands for people. Trinamool stands for struggle. Trinamool has now turned into a deep-rooted tree and anybody joining other parties is free to do so. I will come up with new leaders," Banerjee said in an apparent reference to Mukul Roy who has resigned from TMC recently.
With the panchayat elections scheduled to be held in the middle of 2018, Banerjee urged her party workers to maintain discipline.
"If you think that your job has ended after you become an MP or an MLA it is not done. You have to work unitedly to thwart the divisive forces by involving the block
presidents and the workers of the booth level. You have to do meetings at the block level at regular intervals to make people aware of the
development works of the Trinamool Congress government in the last six years. This will help us in maintaining better public relations," Banerjee maintained.