On the occasion, TMC Supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee congratulated party workers. And, the party projected 63-year old Mamata as a possible Prime Ministerial candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls. The party pledged to work towards making India a secular and progressive country.
Senior TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee, who is also the nephew of Mamata Banerjee, welcomed 2019 as a “year of change” when the 21-year old party should play a crucial role in New Delhi in the favour of the working class. In a video message, he added that the year 2019 will bring change and the party should strive to bring the good days for the people of the country. He said that the number ’21’ is a symbol of struggle, youthfulness and change.
The party chief Mamata Banerjee said that the journey of the Trinamool Congress has been full of struggles, but the party is determined to fight for the people. She thanked ‘Maa-Mati-Manush’ for their support. She also saluted the party workers who work 365 days a year for the people.
TMC has been taking the lead in the formation of an anti-BJP front. The party called for a rally of opposition parties in Kolkata on January 19.
The occasion was celebrated in every block and subdivision and panchayat in West Bengal. Also, TMC General Secretary Subrata Bakshi hoisted the party flag at the Trinamool Bhavan. Several welfare activities like blood donation camps, blanket distribution and cultural events were held across the state by TMC.
The party was founded by Mamata Banerjee on January 1, 1998.