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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Will Mamata Banerjee support opposition candidate Margaret Alva? TMC will take decision today

Vice President Election 2022: In West Bengal, there is doubt about who will support the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the Vice Presidential election. It is believed that TMC will clarify its stand on the Vice Presidential candidate today. TMC chief Mamata Banerjee has called a meeting of party MPs at her Kalighat home at 4 pm today. The decision regarding the Vice Presidential election will be taken in the meeting.

It is noteworthy that NCP President Sharad Pawar had announced Margaret Alva as the joint Vice Presidential candidate from 17 opposition parties. On which TMC had said that it would clear its stand on July 21. While the opposition has put Margaret Alva on one side, the NDA has nominated West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar as its candidate.

Mamta Banerjee called a meeting of MPs

TMC chief Mamata Banerjee has called a meeting of party MPs at her residence in Kalighat at 4 pm today. The party’s Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs have been asked to attend the meeting. In the meeting, Mamata Banerjee will hold discussions with party MPs to support the Vice Presidential candidate. There are speculations that after this meeting, TMC may announce support to the candidate in the Vice Presidential election.

TMC made distance

Let us tell you that Margaret Alva filed her nomination on Monday, 18 July, as the joint candidate of the opposition. Many leaders of opposition parties including Sharad Pawar, Rahul Gandhi were present during Alva’s nomination, but TMC kept itself away from the nomination. No TMC representative attended. Even before this, no TMC leader had attended the meeting of opposition parties for the selection of the Vice Presidential candidate.

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