Mamata Banerjee will chair the first major organisational meeting on Saturday, of the Trinamool Congress since the Assembly elections, where she is likely to announce some decisions to ensure better performance of the party, especially in areas where it still remains weak.
Besides Mamata and her nephew Abhishek Banerjee, the top tier of the leadership, including the likes of Subrata Bakshi, Partha Chatterjee, Subrata Mukherjee and Firhad Hakim, besides poll consultant Prashant Kishor, would be present at the meeting at Trinamool Bhavan.
“All of this remains in the realm of speculation, as she is unpredictable, with a bit of a reputation for last-minute surprises and U-turns. But some of these things are very likely to take place tomorrow… things such as Abhishek being given more importance, formally, in the parent party, a “one person, one post” policy being adopted,” said a minister, on the condition of anonymity.
Also attending the meeting, virtually or otherwise, would be the party’s MPs, MLAs, and key representatives from 120-odd civic bodies of the state.
Civic polls in Bengal, deferred because of the pandemic since last year, have to be conducted at some stage, when the Covid-19 situation improves.