Trinamool Congress leaders on Sunday warned party workers of stringent action if they fail to work together in the forthcoming Assembly elections.
The Party workers’ conference was held in the Port division on Sunday. The Party’s all India president and MP Subrata Bakshi, party MP Sultan Ahmed and local MLA Firhad Hakim were present at the meeting. Though the party has not published the list of candidates, the party leaders do not want any stone unturned in order to ensure the victory of its candidates.
Subrata Bakshi, party’s all India president said: “All internal feuds of the party should be buried and workers belonging to all sections should work together to ensure victory for the party candidate.” He also warned stern action against those who will not obey party diktats.
It may be recalled party that Mamata Banerjee in the meeting held at Netaji Sadan on February 12 had said that the leaders and workers who would not obey party’s norms would be shown the door. She had urged party workers to maintain cool and work for the people.
Sultan Ahmed said that in the past four and a half years many developmental works had taken place and party workers should go to people and make them aware of these projects. He said that the workers should ensure that the works carried out by the state government should reach the beneficiaries. He insisted that the workers should maintain close relations with the local people.
Though many development projects had been carried out in the Port area and a decision has been taken recently to construct a flyover connecting the area with Taratala and in the civic elections held in 2015, Trinamool candidates were elected from the area in great numbers, yet senior party leaders are very skeptical about the poll prospect of party’s candidates in the election. Congress has a chunk of votes and if there is alliance with CPI(M), the Left vote will also go to Congress. The workers’ wing of BJP, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh has a pocket of votes too and keeping this in mind it is absolutely necessary for Trinamool to keep its vote bank intact. To do this the workers should work hand in hand. Trinamool leaders did not take any chances and organised a workers’ meeting on Sunday.
A Trinamool delegation led by Mukul Roy will meet the Election Commission in Delhi next week. Party leaders including Sudhendu Sekhar Roy and Derek O Brian will also be in the team.