Mamata Banerjee says TMC will fight Lok Sabha vote ‘alone’ in Bengal, ‘no link with Congress’

Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal and the Supreme Leader of the Trinamool Congress (TMC), made the announcement on Wednesday that the TMC would not form an alliance with the Congress for the next Lok Sabha elections. This announcement came one day before the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, which is led by Rahul Gandhi, was supposed to enter the state.

Mamata Banerjee says TMC will fight Lok Sabha vote ‘alone’ in Bengal, ‘no link with Congress’
Mamata Banerjee says TMC will fight Lok Sabha vote ‘alone’ in Bengal, ‘no link with Congress’

The Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, has stated that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) will be fighting against the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Lok Sabha elections, which are expected to take place between April and May of this year.

There were no conversations that I had with the Congress party. On numerous occasions, I have asserted that we shall fight on our own in Bengal. I am not concerned about what will be done in the country; nevertheless, we are a secular party, and in Bengal, we are the only ones who will be able to defeat the BJP,” the supremo of the TMC mentioned.

Mamata Banerjee

In addition, the chief minister of Bengal asserted that she was not aware of Rahul Gandhi’s Nyay Yatra traveling through Bengal. This assertion was in contrast to the assertions made by the Congress party, which stated that the party had invited India’s allies to participate in the Yatra.

Even though I am a member of the India bloc, they did not even bother to inform me that they would be traveling to West Bengal as a matter of courtesy. This is despite the fact that they were going to be there. As far as Bengal is concerned, there is therefore no connection between me and Bengal,” Mamata Banerjee pointed out.

We would decide what to do at the all-India level. We are a liberal political party. In our efforts to defeat the BJP, we shall not stop at anything. In the coalition, there is not a single party that is represented. We have advocated for them to engage in conflict in certain states, while the regional parties should be allowed to engage in conflict on their own in the remaining states. She continued by saying that they should not meddle.

Mamata Banerjee

It was not until Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the chairman of the state unit of the Trinamool Congress, continued his attack on the Bengal chief minister that the party and the Congress had a breach in their relationship.

During a press conference that took place on Tuesday, Adhir Chowdhury asserted that Mamata Banerjee was able to ascend to power in the elections that took place in 2011 with the assistance of the Congress party.

This time around, the elections will not be fought at Mamata Banerjee’s whims and fancies. In the two seats that Mamata Banerjee is abandoning, the Congress party was victorious against both the BJP and the opposition TMC. Congress is a party that is well-versed in the art of election contestation. Mamata Banerjee is an opportunist; she rose to power in 2011 with the indulgence of the Congress,” the Congress MP added.

Rahul Gandhi, who is currently in Assam as part of his Nyay Yatra, insisted that he had a good relationship with the TMC supremo in an effort to lessen the harm resulting from the state unit chief’s repeated attacks.

Mamata Banerjee

I do not like to comment at this time because the negotiations regarding seat-sharing are still taking place. Momta Banerjee, on the other hand, is very close to both me and our party. There are occasions when our leaders comment on something, their leaders comment on something, and so on and so forth. This occurs in a natural way. These kinds of remarks won’t be taken into consideration, and they are not the kinds of things that are going to cause disruptions,” Rahul Gandhi stated on Tuesday.

It has been claimed that the Trinamool Congress was willing to grant the Congress a maximum of three seats in the Lok Sabha out of the total of 42 seats possible in Bengal. While the TMC had won 22 seats in the Lok Sabha, the Congress had only managed to win two seats in the elections that took place in 2019.

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