Veteran Tennis player Leander Paes has joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in Goa on Friday in the presence of Party supremo and West Bengal Cheif Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Welcoming the tennis star to her party, an elated Banerjee said Paes was like her younger brother. “I know him since I was the youth and sports minister of this country… I am too happy,” she said. “Thanks a lot, Leander. Thanks a lot for joining us,” she said, handing him over a party flag.
“We are extremely delighted to share that Shri @Leander joined us today in the presence of our Hon'ble Chairperson @MamataOfficial! Together, we shall ensure that every single person in this nation sees the Dawn of Democracy that we have been waiting for since 2014!,” the TMC said in a tweet.
Hours earlier, actor and activist Nafisa Ali and Mrinalini Deshprabhu also joined the TMC in the presence of the party chief.