Yusuf Pathan’s Gratitude Towards Mamata Banerjee for Candidature

Yusuf Pathan's Gratitude Towards Mamata Banerjee for Candidature
Yusuf Pathan's Gratitude Towards Mamata Banerjee for Candidature
Yusuf Pathan's Gratitude Towards Mamata Banerjee for Candidature
Yusuf Pathan's Gratitude Towards Mamata Banerjee for Candidature

Yusuf Pathan’s Gratitude Towards Mamata Banerjee for Candidature

Yusuf Pathan’s Gratitude Towards Mamata Banerjee for Candidature….image/ANI

Yusuf Pathan’s Gratitude Towards Mamata Banerjee for Candidature

Former cricketer Yusuf Pathan expressed deep gratitude to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee following the Trinamool Congress’ announcement of his candidature from the Berhampore Lok Sabha seat in the upcoming polls. Emphasizing the duty of representatives to uplift deprived sections, Pathan shared, “I’m eternally grateful to Mamata Banerjee for welcoming me into the TMC family and trusting me with the responsibility to become the people’s voice in the Parliament. As representatives, it is our duty to uplift the poor and deprived, and that is what I hope to achieve.”

Yusuf Pathan’s Gratitude:BJP’s Criticism of TMC’s Candidate Selection

In response to the announced candidates, West Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar questioned TMC’s decision to field Yusuf Pathan and Kirti Azad. Majumdar raised concerns about TMC bringing in candidates from outside the state, stating, “Now, when the candidates are announced, it’s clear that TMC is bringing people from outside. I don’t know if Kirti Azad and Yusuf Pathan are Bengali; Yusuf Pathan is from Gujarat, and so is PM Modi, but for them, PM Modi is an outsider.”

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Yusuf Pathan’s Gratitude:Trinamool Congress Unveils Full List of Candidates

Trinamool Congress unveiled its list of candidates at the Brigade Parade ground, covering all 42 Lok Sabha seats. Abhishek Banerjee, Mamata Banerjee’s nephew, is set to contest from Diamond Harbour, while Mahua Moitra, expelled from Lok Sabha last year, received a ticket from Krishnanagar constituency. Mukut Mani Adhikari, who recently quit the BJP, also secured a ticket from the Ranaghat Lok Sabha seat. Shatrughan Sinha is poised to contest again from the Asansol Lok Sabha seat, a seat he had won in the 2022 bypoll.

Yusuf Pathan’s Gratitude:Congress Discontent with TMC’s Unilateral Announcement

Expressing dissatisfaction, Congress General Secretary (Communications) Jairam Ramesh criticized TMC’s “unilateral announcement” of candidates. Ramesh emphasized the importance of a respectful seat-sharing formula through mutual negotiations. He stated, “Our doors are open for negotiations and seat-sharing talks, but there should be no unilateral announcement of the seats.” Ramesh highlighted the desire to strengthen the INDIA alliance in West Bengal and expressed uncertainty about the situation.

In the previous Lok Sabha polls, TMC won 22 seats, BJP won 18, and Congress won two. The upcoming Lok Sabha elections, expected in April-May this year, anticipate a competitive political landscape in West Bengal.

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