Mamata's 'Political Will': TMC May be Building an Army of Next-gen Leaders to Carry Forward its Ideology

Mamata's 'Political Will': TMC May be Building an Army of Next-gen Leaders to Carry Forward its Ideology

On May 11, 2018, in an interview with a regional television channel, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee sprung a surprise by declaring that she has prepared a "political will" to take the Trinamool Congress forward in the future. “There are people who want to alienate me from the masses, but they will not succeed,” she said. “Considering the threat concern on me, today I am sharing this, that I have already prepared a ‘political will’ specifying who will do what after me. I have set up a team in my party to look after the Trinamool Congress after me to work for the development of Bengal.” Those words of Mamata, two years ago, didn’t go unnoticed. And now, according to political experts, the TMC’s hunt for young leaders in the state under the banner of ‘Banglar Jubo Shakti’ (Bengal's Youth Power) to create ‘Jubo Joddhas’ (Youth Warriors) is part of Mamata’s plan to strengthen the party with new faces in the coming years. The ‘Banglar Jubo Shakti’ campaign to create one lakh ‘Jubo Joddhas’ in the state was launched by Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee, and the party says 2,02,144 youths from 399 blocks and from 494 towns had been registered till June 29, 2020. ‘Jubo Joddhas’ is the brainchild of political strategist Prashant Kishor and TMC members feel that this will help the party to fill the political vacuum on who will take the lead in the future due to issues like ageing, health, differences of opinion ...
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