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West Bengal events mull anti-BJP alliance: TMC asks CPM, Congress to again Mamata; INC says be a part of forces with us – India News , Firstpost

The BJP, which has emerged as a potent power within the state, mentioned the TMC’s suggestion amounted to admission that it was not able to tackle the saffron get together by itself within the meeting polls in West Bengal due in April-May

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The TMC on Wednesday mentioned the Congress and the Left Front ought to rally behind Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in her struggle towards the “communal and
divisive” BJP, a suggestion the 2 events rejected outright.

The Congress proposed that the TMC ought to merge with it as a substitute to place up a united struggle towards the BJP. The BJP, which has emerged as a potent power within the
state, mentioned the TMC’s suggestion amounted to admission that it was not able to tackle the saffron get together by itself within the meeting polls in West Bengal due in April-May.

“If the Left Front and the Congress are genuinely anti-BJP, they need to rally behind Mamata Banerjee in her struggle towards the communal and divisive politics of the
saffron get together,” senior TMC MP Sougata Roy informed reporters. TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee is the “real face of secular politics against the BJP”, he mentioned.

Reacting to the TMC’s proposal, state Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury blamed the West Bengal’s ruling get together for the expansion of the BJP within the state.
“We are not interested in aligning with the TMC. Why is the TMC now interested in an alliance with us after poaching our MLAs over the last 10 years. If Mamata Banerjee is in keen on fighting the BJP, then she should join the Congress as it is the only pan-India platform to fight against communalism,” he mentioned.

Banerjee had floated the Trinamool Congress in 1999 after breaking away from the Congress. Senior CPI-M chief Sujan Chakraborty puzzled why the TMC was  attempting to woo the Left events and the Congress after branding them as “negligible” political power within the state. He additionally mentioned the BJP was attempting to woo Left voters.
“This only reflects that we are still a force to reckon with. The Left and Congress will defeat both the TMC and the BJP in the assembly elections,” he mentioned.

Reacting to the event, state BJP president and Lok Sabha MP Dilip Ghosh mentioned it mirrored the TMC’s “desperation”. “They (the TMC) can’t fight us alone, and so they are seeking help of other parties. It also proves that the BJP is the only alternative to TMC,” he mentioned.

The Left and the Congress have come collectively to contest the meeting polls after the drubbing they obtained within the final Lok Sabha elections. The CPM-led Left Front had drawn a clean within the LS polls, whereas the Congress managed to win simply two of the state’s 42 seats. The BJP, then again, clinched 18 seats, simply 4 lower than TMC’s 22.

In the 2016 meeting polls, which the Left and Congress contested collectively, the mix had received 76 of the state’s 294 seats, whereas the TMC bagged 211.

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