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Tribals sting Cong-TMC alliance

It’s tribal woes for both the Trinamool Congress and the Congress.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata |
March 25, 2009 2:19:20 am

It’s tribal woes for both the Trinamool Congress and the Congress.

Unhappy that both the parties did not consult them before announcing their alliance,the tribal allies of the Congress and the Trinamool have decided to field their own candidates in some of the Lok Sabha seats in the state.

Congress party’s ally,Jharkhand Party (Chunibala),has threatened to field its candidates in the five tribal-dominated constituencies — Midnapore,Jhargram,Bankura,Purulia and Bishnupur.

“When the Congress made an alliance with the Trinamool,we were not even consulted. We have been with the Congress for years. We had only asked the Jhargram seat,but the Congress denied us. We have,therefore,decided to field our own candidates in five constituencies. We have given the Thursday deadline for the Congress to rethink its decision. After that,we will announce the names of our candidates,” Chunibala Hansda,chief of Jharkhand Party (Chunibala),told The Indian Express over phone.

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The Congress too admitted the problem but said the party will resolve it. “There are some problems,as they wanted the Jhargram seat. Talks are on and we will resolve the issue,” said senior Congress leader Pradip Bhattacharjee.

The Trinamool,too,is facing similar problems with its tribal ally — Jharkhand Disam Party (JDP). The JDP has also decided to field candidates in a number of tribal-dominated seats. According to sources,the party wanted to contest from one of the three Lok Sabha seats — Jhargram,Bankura and Purulia. But after the Trinamool denied JDP’s claim,the party decided to contest from several constituencies.

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