Even though it won praise for stopping the boom COVID-19 Trinamool Congress national general secretary and MP Abhishek Banerjee’s case of ‘Diamond Harbor Model’ in his constituency has exposed the flaws within the party.
TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee criticized the model and questioned the Diamond Harbor MP’s idea of banning gatherings. Referring to his views as a violation of party discipline, Kalyan said: “The post of All India General Secretary of the party is not temporary. So no one can have personal opinion on this post…He (Abhishek) is opposing it. Mamata Banerjee Government. In such a situation, the state government has been challenged.
The model recently made news on January 12 (53,203) for a “countrywide record” in daily testing for one constituency, a low positivity rate (2.5 percent) and a ban on gatherings.
TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said: “If a leader like Abhishek has anything to say, we as party soldiers should listen to him.” Kalyan later said that he did not consider anyone as his “leader” except Mamata Banerjee.