Tennis player Leander Paes joins TMC in presence of Mamata Banerjee in Goa
Goa : Tennis player Leander Paes officially joined Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Friday in the presence of the party supremo Mamata Banerjee in Goa, which will go for assembly election next year.
“We are extremely delighted to share that Shri @Leander joined us today in the presence of our Hon'ble Chairperson @MamataOfficial! Together, we shall ensure that every single person in this nation sees the Dawn of Democracy that we have been waiting for since 2014!,” the TMC said in a tweet.
West Bengal CM is currently on a two-day visit to Goa where she will be meeting a set of people to increase the footprints of her party. Earlier, she had announced that her party will contest the upcoming election on all seats.
Welcoming the tennis star to her party, an elated Banerjee said Paes was like her younger brother. “I know him since I was the youth and sports minister of this country… I am too happy,” she said. “Thanks a lot, Leander. Thanks a lot for joining us,” she said, handing him over a party flag. The two leaders addressed the media following the event.
Earlier in the day, Bollywood actress Nafisa Ali and Mrinalini Deshprabhu also joined the TMC in the presence of the party chief.