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After Cong, BJP asks Anna not to ally with Mamata

anna-med Social activist Anna Hazare with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee before their meeting in New Delhi. (PTI)
Express News Service | Kolkata | Posted: February 22, 2014 3:10 am

The Bengal unit of BJP Friday asked the anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare to refrain from teaming up with Trinamool Congress and issued an open letter highlighting the Mamata Banerjee-led government’s inefficieny in handling the Saradha chit fund scam, trident lamp scam while punishing efficient IAS and IPS officials.

“Annaji, the people of West Bengal have high regard for you. However, we believe the Chief Minister will defame you the way Arvind Kejriwal did,” the open letter signed by party state president Rahul Sinha, said.

Interestingly, the letter comes a day after senior Congress leader Manas Ranjan Bhunia condemned Hazare, saying he was indulging in double standards.

Sinha said that since Mamata Banerjee’s Federal Front was not finding any takers in national politics, she was increasingly becoming desparate and looking for allies.

“There was a meeting of the Third Front in Delhi comprising 11 parties, but nobody invited the TMC. It proves they have no acceptability in national politics,’’ Sinha said, adding  that from Saturday he would lead a delegation to Governor M K Narayanan demanding prompt action to settle anomaly in the primary teachers recruitment.

Sinha added that the party till date has received 632 applications from people willing to contest Lok Sabha elections, which they were now considering and the final list of candidates would be published in a couple of weeks.

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