Success of 'Didi Ke Bolo' to be yardstick for civic poll candidates: TMC

The performance of party workers in effective implementation of 'Didi Ke Bolo' (Tell Didi) will be a yardstick for selection of TMC candidates in the civic polls in West Bengal to be held next year, party sources said.

They said only those aspirants who impress the TMC leadership with their performance will be given tickets to contest polls to Kolkata Municipal Corporation and 107 municipalities.

The Trinamool Congress leadership has also decided to conduct a survey to assess its support base and penetration of the BJP in 107 municipalities of the state and the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) that will go to polls in 2020.

The elections to civic bodies are being tipped as "mini assembly elections" ahead of the crucial 2021 assembly poll in West Bengal.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, TMC sources said the 'Didi Ke Bolo' initiative and the survey results will act as a filter in the exercise of selecting candidates and weeding out the undeserving aspirants.