Abhijit Mukherjee, Pranab Mukherjee's Son & Ex-Congress MP Joins Trinamool Congress

INDIA Team Latestly|

Former president Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee on July 5 joined the Trinamool Congress, ending weeks of speculation & denial by him. A former Congress MP from Jangipur & an MLA from Nalhati, Trinamool may offer Mukherjee the Jangipur assembly seat which is due a bypoll as a candidate there had passed away just before the elections. Abhijit Mukherjee's father Pranab Mukherjee won the Jangipur parliamentary constituency in Bengal's Murshidabad district twice as a Congress MP till he vacated it in 2012 to run for President. The Congress, which fought the Bengal elections in partnership with the Left, was decimated. The party got zero seats; the Left too failed to win any seat. Rumours of Mukherjee's exit gathered pace after Jitin Prasada, Congress's top Brahmin face in UP, vaulted to the BJP. Prasada is the second high-profile Rahul Gandhi aide to move to the BJP after Jyotiraditya Scindia left last year. A group of dissenting leaders in the Congress have been pressing for widespread reforms across all levels of the organisation. Abhijit Mukherjee won bypolls in the Jangipur parliamentary constituency after his father vacated the seat in 2012; he won it again in 2014. He lost to the Trinamool's Khalilur Rahman in 2019. Watch the video to know more.

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