Datta’s visit assumed significance before the constitution a new state committee. Though, West Bengal’s Panchayat Minister and senior Trinamool leader Subrata Mukherjee will arrive here before constituting a new state unit.

Party sources here tonight confirmed that Trinamool leader and former Minister Ratan Chakraborty called on Datta, a close associate of maverick Trinamool MP Mukul Roy. Datta was the previous in-charge of Tripura. Later, Mukherjee was entrusted with the task.

Former five-time Congress MLA and Minister Surajit Dutta, who is the incumbent Trinamool state president, as well as others also held discussions with the emissary of West Bengal’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. It is learnt that the visit of Datta was not approved by the Trinamool high command.

Having suffered setbacks in consecutive elections to the Lok Sabha and the three-tier Panchayat, the Trinamool Congress central leadership is going for a major revamp of the party unit in the lone Left-ruled state. It is hinted that there would be major changes in the state committee.

However, Mukherjee’s visit would finalize the reconstitution of the state committee. Recently, the party abstained from contesting the TTAADC elections and by-polls to Pratapgarh and Surma Assembly constituencies. It is observed that the party does not have a very strong base among the tribal electorate. But there is a nucleus of support in the plain. The constitution of a new state unit will further strengthen and consolidate the support base in the last Left bastion.

After revamping the party unit of Trinamool in the state, it would gain strength and fight all polls properly, including the urban civic body elections scheduled for December this year.