Trinamool to be 3rd largest party after poll: Mamata Banerjee

The Trinamool Congress president refused to talk about Wednesday’s rally in the national capital.

Kolkata | Updated: March 14, 2014 9:11 am

A day after her disastrous rally at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi, which social activist Anna Hazare skipped, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said her party would not be part of any “unholy” alliance and would fight the elections alone everywhere.

“In India there have been two big parties, the Congress and the BJP, for a long time. But we have made a big stride in national politics. Trinamool Congress will be the third largest party in the country (after the elections). We will not be part of any unholy alliance because we believe in the alliance of people,’’ Mamata said Thursday on her arrival at Kolkata airport from Delhi.

Reiterating that her party would play a significant role in national politics, Mamata said that besides the 42 seats in West Bengal, her party would be contesting seats in Assam, Tripura, Jharkhand, Bihar, Orissa, Delhi and  Kerala as well.

The Trinamool Congress president, however, refused to talk about Wednesday’s rally in the national capital.  “Whatever I had to say about yesterday, I have said and will not talk about it,” she said.

Hazare did not show up at the rally organised by him and Trinamool Congress in Delhi, causing much embarrassment to the Bengal Chief Minister.

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  1. C
    Mar 14, 2014 at 11:16 am
    Ana Hazare is a spent force. His shifting of goalpost has lost him credibility. He is media hungry and publicity hungry and sometimes don't even know what he is talking about.
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    Hanee Patel
    Mar 14, 2014 at 10:53 am
    Animation: Feku's History is a 'Mystery'!Videoby TV Today Group.Feku has been speaking confidently on various issues and events. But sincerecently he has been justifying his le of 'Feku' through differentanecdotes! Be it Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, Takshashila or be it Alexander TheGreat, Feku has been showing-off his amazing knowledge of Indian history.Nowadays its fun to watch him on screen!
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    Nisha Sharma
    Mar 14, 2014 at 10:14 am
    Mamata is day dreaming. her party can never become the third largest party of India. she don't have any pority outside West Bengal. 12th march rally is a prove that people don't like her.
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    Nisha Sharma
    Mar 14, 2014 at 10:14 am
    Mamata need at least 80 to 100 seats to become the third largest party in the country. Anna ji also have taken his support back from Mamata how will she win that much amount of seats to become the third largest party.
  5. R
    Mar 14, 2014 at 4:31 pm
    Apart from dreaming 3rd biggest, also think about granting free land for industries , companies so that some of Bengalis come back to home and work in their home state. Just do not feel proud by with slipper chappals, simple some real projects, and no industries can be built on bay of benga sea! people need jobs, ries, dams, good mega hospitals, auto rickshaws, not just trains to migrate to other states for roji-roti...
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    Sanjoy Satpathy
    Mar 14, 2014 at 8:55 am
    We have a big list of egoistic politicians in India, they go on speaking what ever they feel like to bring there name for discussions by the road side gossip centers.
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