Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit Mukherjee joined Trinamool Congress in Kolkata today i.e. July 5 in the evening. Though there was speculation from many day and political observers sited the chance of Mukherjee to join TMC.
The former Congress MP from Jangipur has been in talks with the TMC leadership for the past few weeks. Abhijit Mukherjee had also met Abhishek Banerjee in Kolkata last month. Its a big blow to the Congress Party after Jitin Prasada who left the party and joined BJP.
Abhijit Mukherjee is known to have good relations with Jitin Prasada, who joined the BJP a few weeks ago when they were colleagues in the Congress Parliamentary Party, and the Late President was also known to be fond of him and his father Jitendra Prasada. Earlier, Mukherjee, an engineer-turned politician who won twice from Jangipur constituency, had said in a lighter vein: “I am just arms distance from away from the Trinamool Bhavan from my Jangipur House. I can think about the offer of joining TMC they calls me. “
Mukherjee’s inductment into TMC comes after weeks of talks between him and the party; which has impacted his relationship with the Congress.
Mukherjee’s favourable relationship with Mamata comes acongruous to Congress’ outlook, whose leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has expressed severe dislike towards Mamata on innumerable occasions.