All India Trinamool Congress (AITC)

About All India Trinamool Congress


Mamata Banerjee founded All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC) in January 1998 popularly called the Trinamool Congress or AITMC is a state-level political party. In West Bengal, in the 2011 Vidhan Sabha elections it has formed the present government after defeating the 34-year rule of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPIM.

The AITMC separated from the Indian National Congress,has a center-left political position with political ideologies of secularism and populism.

Presently, in the Lok Sabha it has total 19 seats and has sixth largest political party. It has good presence in West Bengal and also in other states like Tripura, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh where in the Vidhan Sabha it has good number of seats in these respective states. Assam and Uttar Pradesh state Legislative Assemblies one MLA each, the AITMC has. From West Bengal and Manipur, it has the mass base.

Election Symbol and its Significance

The “twin flowers in grass” is the election Symbol of the AITMC, which is approved by the Election Commission of India. In West Bengal, the symbol is famously known as Jora Ghas Phul (meaning grass and two flowers).It has all the colors of the flag and the slogan is known as ‘Ma Maati Manush’ (Mother Motherland and People).

The symbol represents the the essence of our nation, of the motherhood or the country. The ‘maati’ or ‘motherland’ here signifies mother or ‘Ma’. ‘Manush’ , people living on the motherland. The party stands for the down trodden sections of the society.

Leaders Of The AITMC

The leaders of the AITMC, who are also national executives, are the following:

Mamata Banerjee, President of All India Trinamool Congress : Mamata Banerjee is the present Chief Minister of West Bengal and handles a number of ministries in her Cabinet that includes Health and Family Affairs, Information and Cultural Affairs, Minority Affairs, Home Ministry and etc. Banerjee was Parliament member before she became the Chief Minister of Bengal.
Mukul Roy, Leader of the Party in Rajya Sabha : Mukul Roy is the ex-Minister of Railways in the UPA , remained in that profile till 2011 and
now is the General Secretary of the AITMC. In the upper house of Parliament represents West Bengal.
Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Leader of the Party in Lok Sabha : In the 15th Lok Sabha, Sudip is the chief spokesperson of the Trinamool Congress and represents Kolkata.
Partha Chatterjee, Leader of the Party in the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal: In 2011, Partha was the Deputy Leader of the Vidhan Sabha and also the General Secretary of the West Bengal Pradesh Trinamool Congress Committee.
Kanwar Deep Singh, Party Head in North India :Kanwar Deep a member of the Rajya Sabha and the President of the Indian Hockey Federation.
Contact Details
Official Website of AITMC:
Head-Office Address of AITMC: 30B, Harish Chatterjee Street, Kolkata – 700026 Contact Numbers Phone: 033- 24540881 FAX: 033- 24540880
Email id:

Chairperson Mamata Banerjee
Secretary-General Subrata Bakshi
Lok Sabha leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay
Rajya Sabha leader Derek O’Brien
Founded 1 January 1998
Split from Indian National Congress
Headquarters 30B, Harish Chatterjee Street, Kolkata-700 026
Newspaper Jago Bangla (Bengali)
Student wing Trinamool Chhatra Parishad
Youth wing All India Trinamool Youth Congress
Women’s wing All India Trinamool Mahila Congress
Labour wing Indian National Trinamool Trade Union Congress
Peasant’s wing All India Trinamool Kisan Congress
Ideology Populism, Democratic socialism, Social Liberalism
Political position Centre-left
ECI Status State Party
Colours Bright Green
Seats in Lok Sabha 34 / 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha 12 / 245
Seats in the Legislative Assembly 190 / 294
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