Won’t searching for Mamata’s help to shape govt: WB Cong chief

West Bengal Congress president Somen Mitra stated his party wouldn’t seek support from Mamata Banerjee-led TMC to shape the following authorities or assist her bid to emerge as the top minister overall election effects throw up a hung Parliament. Terming Banerjee the “biggest and most on ally” of RSS-BJP, Mitra stated in an interview with PTI that she and her birthday celebration lack credibility under anti-BJP pressure. He claimed Banerjee had saved her “options open” to assist the BJP, if required, in submitting polls. “I can say this with a full obligation that Congress won’t seek help from Mamata Banerjee or TMC to form the following government in case we fall brief of majority. “We won’t want her to assist. We might form the authorities on our own with UPA allies. UPA might get a comfortable majority,” Mitra said.


Banerjee has often claimed that Congress may not be capable of shaping the government independently without her aid. She had organized a rally of competition parties in Kolkata in January, but it changed into not being attended by Congress president Rahul Gandhi, possibly PM candidate. Congress had despatched birthday party leaders Abhishek Singhvi and Mallikarjun Kharge and a letter of help from Gandhi to Banerjee’s “United India” rally. Asked if Congress would aid Banerjee for top ministership, Mitra stated Congress could neither seek Banerjee’s aid “nor wouldn’t it support her top ministership.”

“Why does she need us,” he wondered, likely knowing that Congress guide could be needed in case of a hung Parliament. “TMC’s every step is a calculated move to assist BJP in Bengal and pan-India politics. She is the largest and best friend of the BJP,” he stated, including that Banerjeemusto first be clear whether she would help BJt. In this case, it falls brief of majority, and Narendra Modi is now not its PM candidate. “It is an open mystery in Bengal that TMC has expertise with BJP-RSS. She would not have credibility within the fight in opposition to BJP and RSS; as an alternative, she has saved her options to help BJP in a publish-ballot state of affairs,” the seventy-seven-year-old Congress president stated.

Referring to Banerjee’s claim that Congress has joined hands with RSS-BJP in Malda and Murshidabad district — strongholds of Congress, Mitra termed the allegations baseless. He stated she is “intentionally making false allegations and attacking Congress and different secular forces inside the country to polarize minority votes in her favor and majority votes in BJP’s favor.” Listing out political trends pointing at a TMC-BJP nexus in Bengal, Mitra stated the lack of development inthe chit-fund scam investigation and Banerjee’s attempt to cobble up a federal front to weaken the opposition solidarity are adequate examples of nexus between both the parties.

“The Supreme Court has ordered CBI research within the chit-fund scam based on the case filed using Congress chief Abdul Mannan. But what’s the development of the investigation on this rip-off utilizing CBI in the ultimate five years? The answer is zero. Is it now not an example of know-how among both the events,” he wondered. During polling in Coochbehar Lok Sabha seat on April 11, there have been court cases about malpractices. The BJP has been talking about the deployment of principal forces. “So what turned into the valuable forces doing while votes had been looted in Coochbehar,” Mitra questioned.

“She is propagating opposition team spirit without Congress. Is it viable in our USA, where you may write off a celebration like Congress in the fight against the BJP? Thatt is being intentionally finished to weaken the opposition unity and divide it and help BJP,” he said. Mitra, a veteran Congressman who had moved to TMC in 2008, lowered back to his determined birthday party in 2014 and took over the president of the West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee after an opening of a long time in 2018. With its forty-two Lok Sabha seats, Bengal has the third-biggest proportion in Parliament after Uttar Pradesh (80) and Maharashtra (48).

While TMC has set a target of triumphing all 42 seats, the BJP, which has emerged as the main challenger to Trinamool Congress in Bengal, has set an ambitious target of 23 seats in the kingdom. Buffeted through a constant erosion in its vote financial institution and an exodus of its leaders and workers to the country’s ruling TMC and a resurgent BJP, the Congress is fighting a grim struggle to stay applicable in West Bengal politics in Lok Sabha elections. Exuding self-assurance of keeping the four seats Congress currently has — Malda North, Malda South, Baharampore, Jangipur, Mitra asserted his celebration would improve its tally vote proportion in Bengal.

“I am now not an astrologer to expect how many seats we would win this time. But we’d preserve allfour4 seats, boo,m both our tally and vote proportion,” he stated. Leaders from various events have joined Congress in the last twelve months. The defection of several Congress leaders to TMC or BJP “might not have any effect,” he said, about 17 Congress MLAs and one MP switching over to TMC in closing three years. Asked why the Congress-CPI(M) seat-sharing deal failed, Mitra evaded stepping into a blame game and said the failure might not affect his party’s possibilities in Bengal. “It is for humans to determine why it (seat sharing) did not manifest. You ought to ask CPI(M) why it failed to take place,” he stated. The Congress has previously accused the CPI(M) of not following the “alliance dharma.”

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