Ranchi: All India Trinamool Congress today nominated Bandhu Tirkey, MLA of Mandar, as the president of its state unit, while nominating Bishunpur MLA Chamra Linda as the legislative group leader of the party.
The party general secretary Mukul Roy expressed hopes that Tirkey would help strengthen the party in Jharkhand. He said the party was planning to expand in the state. He said Linda was expected to raise local issues vociferously in the Assembly.
Both Tirkey and Linda, both leaders of Jharkhand Janadhikar Manch and Rashtriya Kalyan Paksha respectively, were given affiliation as Trinamool Congress members by the Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Shashank Shekhar Bhokta on the first day of the monsoon session.