Pranab Mukherjee's son joins Trinamool Congress

Pranab Mukherjee's son joins Trinamool Congress

Kolkata: Former President Pranab Mukherjee's son, Abhijit Mukherjee, joined Trinamool Congress on Monday.

The party leaders said that they are sure that Abhijit Mukherjee's contribution towards fulfilling Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's vision for a brighter Bengal shall be valued by all.

 After formally joining the party, Mukherjee said, "The way Mamata Banerjee halted the recent communal wave by BJP, I believe that in the future, with the support of others, she would be able to do the same in the entire country."

He served as Member of Parliament (MP) from the Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal. 

Mukherjee won the 2012 Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency by-election by 2,536 votes defeating his nearest CPI(M) rival Muzaffar Hussain after a tough fight. The seat was vacated by his father, Pranab Mukherjee after he was elected as the President. 

Abhijit Mukherjee was re-elected to Lok Sabha from Jangipur in 2014. He lost the 2019 election to TMC candidate Khalilur Rahaman.