The All India Trinamool Congress (abbreviated AITC, TMC or Trinamool Congress) is an Indian national political party based in West Bengal, Tripura, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.Mamata Banerjee founded All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC) in January 1998 popularly called the Trinamool Congress or AITMC is a state-level political party.The Aim of the party shall be to make all round development of India in the political, economic, industrial, social, culture,agricultural, sectors, and to establish India as global powerkeeping in view the multilingual, multifaceted, multiethnic,rich culture and heritage of India.
The time she chose was the end of the 11th Lok Sabha and the beginning of the 12th Lok Sabha. As a politician of much experience and stature, she understood that it was the right time to launch the party and feel the pulse of the electorate, as people were in admiration of her having seen her work.An anti-Marxist party, TMC allied with the present main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition in 1999.Banerjee secured the Ministry of Railways portfolio during the NDA regime but tendered her resignation shortly after splitting with the NDA.In the 1998 Lok Sabha polls, TMC won 7 seats.In the next Lok Sabha election that was held in 1999, Trinamool Congress won 8 seats with BJP, thus increasing its tally by one.In 2000, TMC won the Kolkata Municipal Corporation Elections. In the 2001 Vidhan Sabha elections, TMC won 60 seats with Congress(I).In the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, TMC won 1 seat with Congress(I) .In the 2006 Vidhan Sabha elections, TMC won 30 seats with Congress(I). In the West Bengal state assembly election, 2011, TMC won a majority of 184 seats (out of 294). Mamata Banerjee became the Chief Minister. TMC also has 5 MLAs in the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly,7 MLAs in the Manipur Assembly and 1 MLA in Assam and 1 MLA in Uttar Pradesh. TMC also have 1 MP in Rajya sabha from Jharkhand.
It has a visible presence not only in the state of West Bengal, but other states like Tripura, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, where it has a significant number of MLAs in the Vidhan Sabha of these respective states. In the state Legislative Assemblies of Assam and Uttar Pradesh, the AITMC has one MLA each. It draws its mass base primarily from the states of West Bengal and Manipur. The Election Commission did approve the logo but had also issued a stricture which read if the Trinamool Congress failed to get six-percentage of votes in the 12th Lok Sabha elections, then the pre-symbol will be cancelled. Trinamool Congress well passed the cut-off percentage and the party was born.In December 2006, the people of Nandigram were given notice by Haldia Development Authority that major portion of Nandigram would be seized and 70,000 people be evicted from their homes.People started movement against this land acquisition and Trinamool Congress led the movement. Bhumi Uchchhed Pratirodh Committee (BUPC) was formed against land grabbing and eviction. On 14 March 2007 the police opened firing and killed 14 villagers.
The Election Symbol of the AITMC, as approved by the Election Commission of India, is the "twin flowers in grass". This exclusive symbol is famously called by the term Jora Ghas Phul (meaning grass and two flowers) in West Bengal. The symbol has all the colours of the Indian flag and its political slogan of ‘Ma Maati Manush' (Mother Motherland and People) highlights its significance.
Official Website of AITMC: https://aitmc.org/
Head-Office Address of AITMC: 30B, Harish Chatterjee Street, Kolkata - 700026
Phone: 033- 24540881
FAX: 033- 24540880
Email id: firstname.lastname@example.org