Rift in Opposition even in Vice Presidential election, TMC makes distance
Trinamool Congress has decided to stay away from the Vice Presidential election. The TMC has decided not to support either the NDA or any of the opposition candidates. TMC will not participate in the Vice Presidential election. West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee took the decision on Thursday after a meeting with party MPs at her residence in Kalighat.
It is worth mentioning that Mamta Banerjee was seen very active before the presidential election. He reached Delhi and held a meeting of opposition parties. However, the final decision on the presidential candidate could not be taken in that meeting. Yashwant Sinha, a TMC leader, was made the presidential candidate. He resigned from TMC after Yashwant Sinha’s candidature was decided. The decision of the party, which was so active in the Presidential elections, to abstain from voting in the Vice Presidential election, is a surprising decision.
TMC’s National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee said that the party has decided not to support the way in which the opposition candidate was selected for the Vice Presidential election without talks and consultations with TMC. He further said that the question of supporting NDA’s Vice Presidential candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar does not arise, as he acted unilaterally when he was the Governor of Bengal. In TMC’s meeting at Kalighat, 85 per cent of the party’s MPs expressed their desire not to participate in the voting, on the basis of which this decision was taken.