Kolkata, Mar 15 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): Union Finance Minister and veteran Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit Mukherjee on Monday joined his father’s party and is expected to the face the ballot during the coming West Bengal Assembly elections.
Abhijit, who resigned as a General Manager at state-owned Steel Authority of India (SAIL) , said he had been thinking about joining the Congress for quite some time and believed now was the right time to do it.
According to party sources, he is likely to face polls from one of the constituencies in Bengal’s Birbhum district, as the state goes to vote from Apr 18 onwards in six phases.
The induction is by and large seen as result of direct advice from Mukherjee senior himself, a Congress stalwart, known for wily political strategies.
As West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee president Manas Bhuniya introduced him to the media, Mukherjee junior said that in the party he will play a ‘true soldier’, doing whatever his party asked him to do.