West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to visit Goa to expand TMC influence

News Desk: To expand TMC’s influence in other parts of the country ahead of the 2024 general election, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is planning to visit Goa as assembly polls in the state are expected around February 2022.

A team of 200 people from poll strategist Prashant Kishor’s Indian Political Action Committee (IPAC) is working in Goa for the TMC.

The TMC is likely to soon send a team of its MPs to Goa. It has already held several meetings with some leaders of the state. National general secretary Abhishek Banerjee too is likely to visit Goa. The TMC chief will also visit thereafter and begin the campaign.

As per TMC sources, “The party can take advantage of the fact that the Congress is weak in Goa. The people of the state essentially voted against the BJP and they still came to power. Trinamool will make Goa residents understand that they can oust the BJP only if they vote for the TMC as otherwise MLAs from other outfits may switch to the saffron party even after the poll results”

“Trinamool will also present its performance in Bengal before the people of Goa. TMC is looking to make an all-out bid in Goa” they added.