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About Trinamool Congress

Trinamool Congress heads the government of West Bengal, India. Mamata Banerjee is the party chief and Chief Minister of West Bengal.

The party has 19 MPs in the Lok Sabha.

Mamata Banerjee is the chief of the Trinamool Congress party.

Kunal Ghose is the spokesperson of the Trinamool Congress.

Against Tata Motors Singur Project

Trinamool Congress is against the Tata Motors Singur Project and demanded returning the 400 acres of land to the farmers who are unwilling to part with their land. On August 24, 2008, the party supremo Mamta Banerjee started an indefinite agitation in Singur. About 2000 policemen and RAF Police are deployed as a safety measure. The protests in front of the Tata car plant choked the Durgapur Expressway on Monday, hampering vehicular movement on the entire highway. On August 25, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb wrote to Mamata again over Tata impasse. but ruled out taking back the alloted 400 acres land. Truck drivers had a tough time because of their immobility as they get stranded on Durgapur highway. On August 29, party supporters began preventing TATA workers from leaving the plant. The Government came out and said that Singur land cant be returned legally according to the law.

Incidently, Tata project supporters have used a Tata Nano Car replica as an icon at a makeshift tent as part of Durga puja celebrations.

On October 3, 2008, Ratan Tata agreed to meet Buddhadeb to discuss about the project and later that evening, he formally announced he is withdrawing the project from West Bengal and held Mamata responsible for moving out of Singur.

TMC against 2012 Diesel Price hike and FDI reforms

Main Article: Trinamool Congress opposes 2012 Diesel Price Hike and FDI reforms

The Trinamool Congress party has opposed the Rs. 5 per litre hike on diesel price and the FDI in multi-brand retail announced by the Central Government in September 2012. They have given a 72-hour ultimatum to the centre to rollback the price hike.


On 21 November 2012, Trinamool Congress party chief Mamata Banerjee has directed all the party MPs to be present in the Parliament as the party intends to move a no-confidence motion against the UPA Government. The party has 19 members in Lok Sabha.

On 22 November 2012, Trinamool Congress has moved a no-trust motion against the UPA government on FDI in retail on the opening day of the Winter session in the Parliament. The motion was rejected by Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar as TMC failed to gather the 55 votes required to move the motion.

Trinamool Congress in News

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