Questioning Narendra Modis certificates to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee,the Congress on Tuesday wondered if there was a secret nexus between the Trinamool Congress and its former ally BJP.
The party pointed to Banerjees good relations with the BJP in the past and hinted that her arriving in Delhi the same day Modi addressed a meeting in Kolkata could be by design.
What is the actual purpose of Modis visit to Kolkata and why is Mamata Banerjee away? Whatever it may be,we feel there is a nexus between the two parties, said state Congress chief Pradip Bhattacharya in Kolkata.
AICC in-charge for West Bengal Shakeel Ahmed said it was Banerjee or the Gujarat Chief Minister to explain whether they are coming close or whether they have made any commitment to each other because she had good relations with the BJP in past.
She (Banerjee) had worked with them and was in alliance with them. It is for Banerjee or Modi to explain, Ahmed told reporters in Delhi.
There is no visible basis for praising the Mamata Banerjee government. Can we take it that this political overture will gradually pave the way for Mamata Banerjee to take to the NDA line? Bhattacharya questioned.
He said Modi gave certificates to Banerjee for her government’s performance which is uncalled for at a time when everybody condemns it for non-performance.
The PCC said if the CM fails to react to Modi’s praise we will term it as a deep-rooted political equation.
The PCC president claimed that Modi’s statement differed sharply with that of the state BJP,which is opposed to the Mamata Banerjee governments policies and programmes. Bhattacharya dismissed Modi’s charge of discrimination against non-UPA states by the Centre,saying that it was a ploy to cover up a state’s failure.
CPM state secretary Biman Bose said it would be unusual if Modi did not pat Banerjee,who sent him flowers on his victory.