On Friday, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee asked her party leaders and elected representatives to be prepared for “any situation” in the days to come in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha State Assembly polls.
As Banerjee held extended core meeting with TMC MPs and MLAs, she chalked out the party’s line of action in the days to come.
A senior TMC leader, who was present in the meeting, said Banerjee had told them not to be complacent and prepare for any situation.
“We were told that Centre is mooting the idea of holding Lok Sabha and state assembly polls simultaneously. So we should be prepared for any situation. We should not be complacent and work towards increasing the mass contact of the party and should always be in touch with them,” the TMC leader said.
He added that Banerjee has asked them to “focus on countering BJP and CPI(M) in the state and not to worry about Congress as it hardly has any organisation.”
Banerjee also lashed out at BJP for “trying to silence every opposition force in the country.”
“Mamata Banerjee has told us to prepare for an all-out fight against BJP. She has told us to strengthen our social media presence in order to fight against the canards and malicious campaign by BJP in the social networking sites,” another TMC leader said.
“We have been told to organise panchayat mass meetings in every block of the state and reach out to the people with the developmental projects of the state government,” he said.