- Leander Paes joins the Trinamool Congress
- The entrance to Pace’s party was in Goa.
- Mamata Banerjee says that Pace is her younger brother.
Mamata Banerjee has officially announced that Leander Paes has joined the Trinamool Congress. “Leander Paes is happy to join the party. I am very happy. He is my younger brother. I have known him since he was Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare. Paes was very young then,” he said.
Paes said Didi was the real winner. “I retired from tennis. Now I have to serve the people through politics and make changes in the country. Didi (Mamata Banerjee) is the real winner,” he said.
Leander Paes hails from West Bengal and currently resides in Mumbai. He has won the doubles Grand Slam eight times and the mixed doubles Grand Slam title ten times. The country honored Paes with awards such as Arjuna, Padma Shri, and Padma Bhushan.
The Trinamool Congress is active in Goa as the Assembly elections approach. After retaining power in Bengal, many prominent people attended the Trinamool Congress. Efforts are underway to attract people from the film and sports scene to the party. Movie stars Nafisa Ali and Mrinalini Deshprabhu arrived at Trinamool yesterday.
Party workers are planning a series of events with the participation of Mamata Banerjee as part of the push to strengthen the campaign before the elections. Mamata Banerjee had urged political parties, organizations and people to join Trinamool in ending the brutal BJP rule in Goa.
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