“I have come from one Congress to another,” Mukherjee said at the press briefing. “The way Mamata [Banerjee] didi resisted the communal Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal [elections], gives me hope that she will be able to replicate that in future at the national level too.”
Mukherjee pointed out that he did not hold any position in his former party, the Congress, and added that he was joining the Trinamool Congress to “safeguard the country’s secularism and integrity”.
Speculations of Mukherjee joining the Trinamool Congress have been making the rounds for some time now. Over the last few weeks, Mukherjee tweeted about schemes introduced by the Mamata-led government and backed the West Bengal chief minister in relation to an alleged fake Covid-19 vaccination scheme in the state.