Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s son and Congress chief Abhijit held a meeting with Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek on Monday night, Hindustan Times’ sister publication HT Bangla reported. The meeting was held at Abhishek Banerjee’s Camac Street office.
Both the edges didn’t reveal any particulars in regards to the discussions that happened within the lengthy meeting. But the event has given rise to recent hypothesis about Abhijit Mukherjee becoming a member of the TMC. The information follows the departure of Jitin Prasad from the Congress get together.
Earlier this month, Mukherjee, the previous MP from Jangipur, had made it clear that he’s not leaving the Congress not like his pal Jitin Prasada.
“I remain in the Congress and reports that I am joining Trinamool or any other party are not correct,” Mukherjeehad informed information company PTI.
He had stated that the rumours in all probability arose after a few of his father’s former Congress colleagues “who are now in Trinamool” had come to have tea with him. “They included MP Khalilur Rahman from Jangipur, MP Abu Taher Khan from Murshidabad and TMC ministers Akhrruzzaman and Sabina Yesmin.”
“But, I have known them for long, as they were close to my father… to speculate that just because friends came to meet me, I will join TMC, is stretching it too far,” Mukherjee had stated.
Mukherjee, an engineer-turned politician, gained twice from Jangipur constituency.
Pranab Mukherjee had gained from Jangipur twice in 2004 and 2009, earlier than changing into President of India. He began a number of tasks within the space, together with a department of the Aligarh Muslim University within the district, an Army cantonment and a administration school.
Abhijit Mukherjee stated he had additionally been concerned with a few of these tasks as an MP, and most of his interactions with state leaders are based mostly on these developments.