Assembly elections are due in Gujarat after a year and a half from now, due to which the political scenario is heating up. After the entry of the BSP, AIMIM and recently the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat, it is now the turn of Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) to enter the politics of the state. The TMC had unveiled plans to go nationwide on July 21, which was marked as Martyrs’ Day by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The virtual address was planned by the TMC supremo by installing LED screens at prominent places in cities and villages across the country.
Gujarat Convenor Jitendra Kumar Khadayata told IANS, “I was ordered by the National Spokesperson, All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) Sukhendu Shekhar Ray, to install huge LED screens in prominent places of all the districts of Gujarat through live telecast. Arrange for adequate publicity of Didi’s speech. After that we had arranged for live telecast on LED screen at one place in Isanpur, Ahmedabad where our newly formed 7 to 8 AITC members watched Didi’s speech live.”
Khadayata, a two-decade-old worker of the Godhra unit of the Indian National Congress (INC), joined the AITC on Saturday and was made the state convener on Wednesday through telephone instructions. “This morning, Sukhendu Shekhar Ray informed me that I have been entrusted with the responsibility of state convener of AITC unit of Gujarat,” Khadayata said.
The AITC had planned to put up banners depicting Mamata Banerjee and her plans to address the nation on Martyrs’ Day, following which the party put up hoardings in Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara.
Khadayata said, “Ahmedabad poster hoardings were placed in Geeta Mandir, a prominent area of Ahmedabad, but I have just come to know through media that someone has removed the hoarding. I am only questioning the agency through which The hoardings we had ordered from Surat and Vadodara are still intact and I am also going to inform our national leaders about the removal of the hoardings in Ahmedabad.”