The Congress has always been supportive to people of West Bengal in their crisis and this would be proved again in the coming days, All India Congress Committee secretary Paresh Dhanani said here on Sunday.
“At times of crisis in Bengal, Congress has been supportive to its people and people also extended their support to the party. And I am quite sure that in the coming days, Congress will be the solution to the problems of the people of West Bengal,” said Dhanani.
The Congress MLA from Gujarat, who has been on a tour of Bengal for three days, held a three-hour meeting with party workers, district unit chiefs, frontal organisation heads, and other party leaders on Sunday.
Talking to The Indian Express, Dhanani said the primary purpose of his visit was to take stock of the ground reality and the preparedness of the party ahead of the polls. “I met leaders to know their suggestions about ways to reach out to all homes in Bengal and discuss measures to strengthen the party organisation here,” Dhanani said.
According to the Congress secretary, the people of the state will deliver their “decision” to the Trinamool Congress in the Assembly elections.
On the possibility of alliance between Congress and the CPM in the upcoming Assembly elections in the state, Dhanani said, “As far as the tie-up is concerned, the final call will be taken by our committee under senior leader A K Antony soon.”
Party leader Om Prakash Mishra, who attended the meeting, said, “Several leaders at various levels suggested that joining hands with the Left was inevitable. He (Dhanani) heard them but could not give any commitment on that front as he had to present his report to the central leadership and they would take the final call,” said Mishra.
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