Mamata Banerjee has a shock for Congress

January 24, 2024 15:43
Mamata Banerjee has a shock for Congress

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Mamata Banerjee has a shock for Congress:- In a surprising turn of events, the Trinamool Congress, led by Mamata Banerjee, has announced that they will contest the elections for Bengal's 42 Lok Sabha seats independently. This declaration effectively ends any hopes of a seat-sharing agreement between the Trinamool Congress and the Congress party, both of which are seen as crucial members of the opposition bloc in India.

Mamata Banerjee expressed her disappointment and frustration, stating that she had not had any discussions with the Congress regarding seat-sharing. She emphasized that the Trinamool Congress would fight alone in Bengal and had proposed several options to the Congress, all of which were rejected. Banerjee emphasized the Trinamool Congress' commitment to defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bengal and asserted that they were a secular party.

Furthermore, Mamata Banerjee criticized Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and his 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra,' a nationwide outreach program aimed at connecting with the people. She expressed displeasure that the Congress did not inform her about their visit to her state, despite being part of the opposition bloc. This further strained the already complex relationship between Mamata Banerjee and Rahul Gandhi.

The announcement by Mamata Banerjee has drawn criticism from the BJP's Amit Malviya, who described it as a sign of desperation. Malviya argued that Banerjee's decision to contest all seats in Bengal reflects her inability to maintain political relevance and control.

The ongoing dispute between the Trinamool Congress and the Congress party over seat-sharing has been going on for weeks without any resolution. The Congress party has missed multiple deadlines to close a deal, and Mamata Banerjee has criticized their demand for a higher number of seats in Bengal, pointing to their poor performance in past elections.

Overall, this latest development indicates that the Trinamool Congress and the Congress party are unlikely to form a seat-sharing alliance in Bengal, which could have significant implications for the opposition's strategy to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP.

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