The Trinamool Congress on Saturday appointed leader Mahua Moitra as the state in charge of Goa with immediate effect. National General Secretary of TMC, Abhishek Banerjee issued the order. Mahua Moitra is a TMC MP from the Krishnanagar constituency. She contested and won the seat in 2019.
In a statement, the party said, "Our honourable chairperson Mamata Banerjee is pleased to appoint Mahua Moitra, (MP, Krishnanagar Lok Sabha) as the state in charge of AITC Goa unit with immediate effect."
Earlier in the day, the party nominated former Goa chief minister Luizinho Faleiro for bypoll to a Rajya Sabha seat in West Bengal. Faleiro, who left the Congress to join the Mamata Banerjee camp in September, currently holds the post of TMC vice-president.
Mamata Banerjee, the TMC supremo, had visited Goa last month and interacted with party workers and leaders there.