TMC Legislature Party meeting to elect leader on Sunday

Last Updated: Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 15:06

Kolkata: After its landslide victory
which toppled the 34-year-old Left Front government, the
Trinamool Congress Legislature Party will meet here on Sunday during which Mamata Banerjee is set to be elected its new leader.

"The meeting of the newly-elected MLAs of the
Trinamool Congress will be held here tomorrow to elect the
leader,” party general secretary Mukul Roy said today.

Party insiders said that the meeting will elect
Mamata Banerjee as its leader.

The party won 184 of the 294 seats and its ally
Congress 42.

Banerjee, the Railway Minister, who spearheaded the
alliance`s resounding victory, met West Bengal Governor MK
Narayan yesterday after the alliance secured a three fourths
majority.

Asked who would take over as Railway Minister after
she takes charge as Chief Minister, Banerjee said since the
Trinamool had only one Cabinet berth, she thought that the
party would be allowed to retain the portfolio.

Banerjee will have to get elected within six months to
become a member of the House.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 15:06

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