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Congress And TMC Leaders Engage In Verbal Clashes Over Seat-Sharing In West Bengal

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Congress And TMC Leaders Engage In Verbal Clashes Over Seat-Sharing In West Bengal

West Bengal Congress President and senior leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has again lashed out at TMC supremo and chief minister of the state Mamata Banerjee. Chowdhury claimed that she keeps changing her statement and stance owing to her fear of the BJP. He was addressing a press conference in Murshidabad. Chowdhury, who is the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, said it was “unfortunate” to see a senior leader like Mamata Banerjee attack the Congress repeatedly.

Mamata Banerjee Is Scared Of The BJP: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

“Mamata Banerjee has been alleging that the Congress is talking about different things in order to get Muslim votes. The BJP is also saying that Congress will be weaker in the coming days, and Didi (Mamata) is saying nothing is possible by the Congress. I am unable to understand what is actually in their mind. But it’s quite unfortunate to see that a leader who is in the INDIA bloc say such things,” said Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.

Reacting to the Trinamool chief’s remark that the Congress will have a dismal show and is unlikely to win even 40 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha election, Chowdhury said, “It seems that Mamata Banerjee is scared of the BJP, and that is the reason she is changing her stance every day.”

On the other hand, Trinamool Congress has blamed Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury for a failed alliance between the two parties in Bengal for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. “I proposed that Congress contest 300 seats (across the country where BJP is the main opposition), and assured of all help and sipoort for this, but they refused to pay any heed. They are fixed on West Bengal seats. Now, they have arrived in the state to stir up Muslim voters. I doubt whether they would secure even 40 seats if they contested 300,” Mamata Banerjee had said on Friday.

“We were open to an alliance, offering them two seats, which they rejected. Now let them contest in all 42 seats alone. Since then, there has been no dialogue between us. We will fight alone. If any party is capable of dealing a blow to the BJP in Bengal, it is the TMC,” she said.

Congress Initiative Strategically Aimed At Dividing Minority Votes In State: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee even criticised Congress’s ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’, which spanned six districts of Bengal, likening it to a “mere photo opportunity” for “koel birds that make an appearance in spring”. She claimed that the Congress’s initiative was strategically aimed at dividing minority votes in West Bengal.

However, senior Congress leader and star of the ongoing roadshow, Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra Rahul Gandhi has claimed that discussions on seat-sharing with Mamata Banerjee were ongoing and the matter would be resolved soon.

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