Kolkata: West Bengal’s Trinamool Congress MP in the Lok Sabha Abhishek Banerjee will hold a virtual meeting with the party’s youth arm leaders from across the state on Tuesday. The meeting is slated to be held at 12 noon.
With an eye on 2021 assembly polls, chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew decided to connect with the party workers through the social media platform, in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic that has changed the social gathering norms worldwide.
“The technology has changed our lives especially at the time of Covid crisis but our ideology still remains the same. In this time of Corona crisis, technology is the best way to reach out to all party workers and abide by the social-distancing norms. Today’s meeting of Abhishek Banerjee is just a step towards that,” state forest minister Rajib Banerjee said.
Abhishek Banerjee’s meeting with party activists via social media came at a time when Union home minister Amit Shah is scheduled to address a virtual rally for West Bengal on Tuesday.
According to sources, Shah’s June 9 virtual rally is expected to launch a scathing attack on the ruling Trinamool Congress government in the state over its failure to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic and the migrants issue.