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Updated December 18th, 2023 at 17:41 IST

Alliance with Congress and left definitely possible: TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee

The U-turn from the TMC Supremo comes a few months after her party ruled out the possibility of an alliance with Congress for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

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Mamata Banerjee with Rahul Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge. | Image:PTI
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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, on December 18, said that an alliance between the TMC, Congress and the left is "definitely possible" in West Bengal. 

The U-turn from the TMC Supremo comes a few months after her party ruled out the possibility of an alliance for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

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Back in June this year, the TMC spokesperson Riju Dutta said that the Congress and the CPI(M) align with the BJP and thus there is no room for alliance.

"Three-way alliance between TMC, Left and Congress is definitely possible in West Bengal," CM Banerjee said. “I don't have any problem if they have genuine things. But in West Bengal, they have only two seats. I am open to talk and discuss,” she further said ahead of the I.N.D.I.A bloc meeting on December 19. 

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Speaking about the meeting, she said, "I think all will be together. there is an opportunity to discuss this (seat sharing) matter. Tomorrow is a great opportunity to discuss it in detail. The majority of political parties will agree to one-to-one seat sharing, maybe one or two may not agree."

On the question of who the PM candidate from the bloc might be, she said that the name will be finalised after the 2024 polls. 

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CM Banerjee was also asked about the expulsion of TMC MP Mahua Moitra in the cash for query case. “This is a very bad case. She was not allowed to defend herself. That is also very unfortunate. When the opposition raises their views they are expelled. If you are in BJP, you are very good,” she said. 
 

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Published December 18th, 2023 at 17:41 IST

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