Mamata pledges support to UPA government
The Trinamool Congress parliamentary party on Monday unanimously elected Mamata Banerjee as its leader and pledged its support to the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre.kolkata Updated: May 18, 2009 23:10 IST
The Trinamool Congress parliamentary party on Monday unanimously elected Mamata Banerjee as its leader and pledged its support to the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre.
Newly-elected MPs Sultan Ahmed and Govinda Chandra Naskar have been unanimously elected deputy leaders of the Trinamool parliamentary party.
Announcing this after the meeting of the Trinamool Congress parliamentary party, Mamata said it had passed a resolution pledging support to the UPA government which was being sent to President Pratibha Patil.
Party general secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Mukul Roy would carry the resolution tonight, she said.
On her party's ministerial berths, Banerjee said, "There is no need to talk about which ministry we want. We never asked anything from anyone."
She said she had already stated on Sunday that Trinamool Congress would not go for any bargaining. "We will do whatever is good for the people."
All newly-elected 19 MPs of the party attended the meeting, besides its two Rajya Sabha members Roy and Swapan Sadhan Bose.
Tarun Mondal, the lone MP of Trinamool Congress' ally Socialist Unity Centre of India, was also present.
First Published: May 18, 2009 23:08 IST