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Trinamool can’t tackle Left alone so cosying up to Congress: CPM

Mamata called on Congress president Sonia Gandhi at 10, Janpath on Wednesday, setting off speculation about a renewed alliance with Bengal going to the polls next year.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 11, 2015 3:58 am
Trinamool Congress, Mamata Banerjee, Left, CPM, Trinamool Left, Trinamool CPM, politics news, india news West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (Source: PTI Photo)

The CPM has termed the bonhomie between Trinamool Congress and the Congress in Delhi as a sign of Mamata Banerjee’s “weakness to tackle the Left in West Bengal all by herself”.

“Mamata is on a sticky wicket in Bengal so she is desperate for allies to fight against the Left. In any case, Congress and the TMC were the joint architects in delaying the Saradha chit fund probe process during the
UPA regime,” Mohammed Salim, CPM MP from Raiganj, told The Indian Express.

Mamata called on Congress president Sonia Gandhi at 10, Janpath on Wednesday, setting off speculation about a renewed alliance with Bengal going to the polls next year.

While Mamata termed her visit as “apolitical” and a “courtesy call”, the Left called it her desperate attempt
to “find relevance in the national scene”.

“She seems to be willing to partner with anyone and everyone because TMC alone is not enough to tackle the Left on its own. This exposes her weakness more than anything else,” Salim said.

The comments from the Left leader came in the backdrop of TMC MPs lending a hand to Congress MPs in their agitation against the government over the National Herald case in Parliament for the past couple of days.

The TMC has staged a walkout in the Lok Sabha in protest against the government, signalling solidarity with the Congress’s cause. Similarly, the Congress MPs have also been seen hobnobbing with TMC members like Saugata Roy and others on the floor of the Lok Sabha.

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  1. K
    Dec 11, 2015 at 1:48 am
    Both Mr Nitish Kumar and Mr Rahul hi have a duty to prepare themselves for the role of the next PM. Why is it a duty? Several developed countries around the world see these two as able leaders who have the style and the substance to lead a mammoth country like India forward. India has many problems. The move forward must be of inclusive nature. Both Mr Nitish Kumar and Mr Rahul hi are inclusive in what they are doing. Both are statesmen. The current PM is a non-eny. Not many leaders around the world have any regard for the current selfie hunter. India has lost an enormous opportunity by letting the current one on the hot seat on the strength of the 31% voters.
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      arun dass
      Dec 11, 2015 at 1:48 pm
      Raul Vinci ., fake hi , looters family , is a leader !!!!!! ha ha ha .......dians are not jokers ......
      1. T
        Dec 11, 2015 at 2:48 am
        Mr. Modi is the right leader and world run behind him including Australi/US/UK/Fance respect him like a true lear and man of Action...Mr. Modi can make sure India progress and youth in india get better job....Jio Hajaro Sal Mr. Modi
        1. G
          Dec 11, 2015 at 7:18 am
          Similarly CPM alone is not able to fight the growth of BJP/NDA in coming election in Kerala, so they are joining with Cong to fight??? So why criticise TMC ? And You all cannot fight BJP growth at National level, so joins with Nitish & Lalu (the most corrupt man and Cong the most corrupt party), What a strange and convenient alliance ???? People be aware and conscious. Give strength to Nation Lovers than politics
          1. M
            madan gupta
            Dec 11, 2015 at 3:34 am
            ममता भी ्टेटर है. यह cm, यह pm और प्रेसिडेंट बनना चाहती है. यही हाल, लालू, नितेश, मुलायम, बादल , सोनिया, राहुल,जे ललिता , उद्धव का है. यह ही पार्टी हैं.
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