GUWAHATI: Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Derek O'Brien said on Wednesday that TMC chairperson and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would visit Assam in the first or second week of November.
Addressing a press conference in Guwahati in the presence of Assam Trinamool Congress president Ripun Bora and TMC MP Sushmita Dev, O'Brien said, "Although TMC does not have any MLA in Assam, it is playing the role of the main opposition party as all other opposition parties seem to be in favour of the BJP-led government in the State."
He said that unlike other political parties, the TMC did not have any 'high command'. He added that under no circumstance would the TMC ever support the BJP.
Talking about the party's roadmap for Assam, O'Brien said that their aim was to induct more and more youths and women into the party. "The TMC will expose the corruption of the government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised to offer 2 crore jobs every year. But the government has given only 7.16 lakh jobs. The Prime Minister has not fulfilled the promises made to the people, be it jobs or doubling farmers' income. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on the other hand, is fulfilling all her promises," he said.
The TMC MP said, "Our aim is not just to contest polls in Assam, we want to serve the people. We have formed committees in 14-15 districts. We are trying to connect with the people and slowly we will strengthen our base in Assam."
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