“I’m coming to the TMC workplace for the primary time. Mamata Di is my idol, and because of her for accepting me into the celebration,” Dev stated at a press convention on Tuesday, within the presence of TMC colleague Derek O’Brien. “Beneath Mamata Banerjee’s management, I’ll make her imaginative and prescient extra highly effective. Mamata Di’s work in Bengal is inspiring. A number of schemes of the Bengal authorities are praiseworthy and the combating spirit of Mamata Banerjee is thought to everybody,” she stated.
Dev stated her relationship with Banerjee was not simply political. “Now we have household ties.”
On her plans, Dev dished out the usual platitudes anticipated from the brand new entrants to any celebration. “I’ve not compromised my ideology in becoming a member of the TMC. My becoming a member of the TMC is unconditional and I’ll any duty given to me by Mamata Banerjee.”
Although her exit from the Congress has been speculated ever since she misplaced the final Lok Sabha polls and after the BJP run over the area she belongs to in Assam, the Dev camp tried to spin a political justification by saying the Congress stand on the Citizenship (Modification) Act and her previous celebration’s alliance with AIUDF proved an excessive amount of for her.
In the meantime, O’Brien made it sound business-like on whether or not the TMC inducting Congress leaders would complicate ties with the latter.
“If there are gifted individuals who share an identical imaginative and prescient and so they attain out to us, we welcome them,” he stated. Reaffirming that Banerjee would attend the digital assembly of opposition leaders convened by Sonia Gandhi, he stated: “In Parliament, you might have seen the opposition working collectively. Everybody amongst them has a distinct relationship, however our aim is similar”.
Dev prevented any open criticism of the Gandhi household.