AITC (All India Trinamool Congress) TMC
|Founded||1 January 1998|
|Headquarters||30B Harish Chatterjee Street, Kolkata, West Bengal, India-700026|
|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|
|ECI Status||National Party|
|National convener||Mamata Banerjee|
|Seats in Lok Sabha||34 / 545|
|Seats in Rajya Sabha||12 / 245|
|Contact Number||033- 24540881|
|Email id||[email protected]|
|Newspaper||Jago Bangla (Bengali)|
After remaining with the INC for over 3 decades, Mamata Banerjee formed her own party, the “Trinamool Congress”, which was registered with the Election Commission of India during mid-December 1997. The Election Commission allotted to the party an exclusive symbol of Jora Ghas Phul. On 2 September 2016 election commission recognized AITC as a national political party.
Ma Mati Manush was primarily a slogan, coined by All India Trinamool Congress chief and current chief minister Mamata Banerjee. The term is literally translated as “Mother, Motherland and People”. The slogan became very popular in West Bengal at the time of the 2011 assembly election. Later, Mamata Banerjee wrote a Bengali book with the same title. A song was also recorded with the same title to glorify the theme. According to a report published in June 2011, it was one of the six most popular political slogans in India at that time.
The AITC has under its banner a number of frontal organizations. Its student wing which has a domineering presence in many colleges in Bengal is called Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP). Its youth wing is called All India Trinamool Yuva, its women’s wing is called All India Mahila Trinamool Congress and its labour wing is called Indian National Trinamool Trade Union Congress (INTTUC). The AITC also played a prominent role in the protests in Nandigram and Singur in 2006, when Mamata Banerjee along with many intellectuals, came out on the streets to protest against the CPM government’s firing on peasants and farmers in the region. She played a significant part in the Bhoomi Uchched Protirodh Committee (BUPC), which protested against the CPIM’s land-grabbing and eviction policies, in the wake of its pro-industrialization schemes. AITC won majority of the seats in the recently-held 2013 Panchayat elections. The AITC claims to have made available a number of government jobs in the state for the poor people, initiated policies for the so-called minority sections of the society and solved the Maoist problem in the state to a considerable extent. In its recent ‘Kanyashree’ scheme, the CM declared some significant beneficiary policies for girl child in the family.