Congress, CPI(M) Snub Mamata Banerjee's Appeal To Join Hands To Fight BJP In West Bengal, Say 'it Is Her Fault That Saffron Party Made Inroads In State'

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:


  • Congress and CPI(M) have snubbed Mamata Banerjee's appeal to join hands to fight BJP in West Bengal
  • Bengal Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that it is her mistake that BJP has grown in the state
  • CPI(M) leader Md. Salim said that the party is under no compulsion of saving Mamata Banerjee's career

After West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reached out to Congress and CPI(M) seeking their support in her fight against the BJP, Congress has blamed that Trinamool chief for the saffron's party's inroads in the state.

Speaking on the development, Bengal Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that the decision on the alliance or joining hands together will be taken by party's higher commission, however, added that it is her mistake that BJP has grown in the state.

"I don't know what is the essence of her approach. I am not in a position to make a comment, but she is eager to have any kind of renewed relations including alliance, she should have to talk to our leadership. It is because of her mistake that BJP has flourished in Bengal. This is decided by our higher commission," said the Congress leader speaking in the matter. 

Adding to Mamata's misery. CPI(M) leader Md. Salim also took to Twitter and said that the party is under no compulsion of saving the Trinamool chief's career. He further added that Mamata has lost the moral right of even giving the call for unison to fight the BJP in Bengal, saying that TMC does not have any credibility to fight fascism. 

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Mamata Banerjee was speaking during the debate on the governor's address in the state assembly when she urged the Opposition Congress and CPI(M) to join hands with Trinamool in its fight against BJP, saying that the saffron party is trying to run a parallel government in West Bengal.

"The people of the state are witnessing in Bhatpara what happens if you vote for the BJP. I feel all of us (TMC, Congress and CPI-M) should come together in the fight against the BJP. It doesn't mean we have to join hands politically. But on common issues at the state and the national levels, we can come together," she said.

This has come after BJP won 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state and bagged 40.5 per cent vote share - a record jump of 23 per cent from the last general elections when it had won only two seats.

Meanwhile, Assembly elections in West Bengal are due in 2021. 

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