Goa: Tennis veteran Leander Paes and veteran actor Nafisa Ali joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today. Paes was welcomed into the party fold while Banerjee was on a three-day visit to the coastal state of Goa.
Senior actor and activist Nafisa Ali, who contested the 2004 Lok Sabha elections from South Kolkata against Banerjee also joined the party.
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Mamata Banerjee landed in Goa yesterday on a three-day trip, her first as Chief Minister, on a visit aimed at bolstering the Trinamool Congress’ (TMC) profile in the state’s political landscape ahead of the state elections expected early next year.
Banerjee’s visit is also aimed at signaling to the electorate that her party will make an all-out attempt to carve out space for itself in the state’s politics.