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Leander Paes, Nafisa Ali And Mrinalini Deshprabhu Join Trinamool Congress Ahead Of Goa Elections 2022

| Updated : October 30, 2021, 12:50 pm
Updated : October 30, 2021, 12:50 pm

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West Bengal CM and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, who is in the coastal state on a three-day visit, welcomed three of them into the party fold. (PIC/AITC Twitter account)

PANAJI: Months after announcing its plans for expansion in poll-bound Goa, the Trinamool Congress on Friday got another boost as former tennis player Laender Paes, actor and model Nafisa Ali and Mrinalini Deshprabhu entered the party fold.

Paes, Ali and Deshprabhu joined the Trinamool Congress in the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister and party supremo Mamata Banerjee and party’s Rajya Sabha member Derek O’Brien. READ & WATCH: In Goa, Prashant Kishor Says BJP Is Here To Stay For Decades With 30 % Vote Share; War Erupts After BJP Claims Win, Cong Takes Dig At TMC

In a series of tweets, Trinamool Congress from its official twitter handle said, “Warmly welcoming legendary sportsperson Laender Paes, who joined us today in the presence of our Banerjee.”

In another tweet it said, “We warmly welcome Nafisa Ali and Mrinalini Deshprabhu into our Goa Trinamool Congress family who joined us today in the presence of our Chairperson Banerjee and RS MP Derek O’Brien.”


This comes days after the Trinamool Congress had been successful in getting Congress leader and former Goa Chief Minister Luizinho Faleiro into the party fold. Faleiro resigned from Congress on September 27 this year. He joined the Trinamool Congress in Kolkata along with several other party leaders.

After resigning from the party, Faleiro had stated that he joined the Trinamool Congress after suggestion from poll strategist Prashant Kishor, who had been instrumental in Trinamool Congress’ victory in West Bengal Assembly elections this year.

Banerjee, who is on a day visit to the state also interacted with the fishermen community here in Malim Jetty, Betim.

The party said that the chief minister listened to the issues that they are facing, and assured her complete support and stated that Trinamool Congress shall fight for them and uplift the community.

Banerjee is also slated to address several meetings in the state, which will go to polls next year.


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