Mamata Banerjee is ‘largest, most-trusted ally’ of RSS-BJP, no post-poll tie up with TMC: Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury | India Information
Kolkata: West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury dominated out the potential of extending help to the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC or in search of her help in case the high-octane meeting elections throw up a fractured mandate.
Accusing the chief minister of attempting to communalise the elections, Chowdhury stated that the TMC and the BJP would possibly be a part of arms if each the events fall in need of the requisite numbers to kind the federal government.
“BJP and communal politics have discovered a foothold in West Bengal due to Mamata Banerjee. There is no such thing as a query of supporting the TMC in a post-poll state of affairs if it falls in need of a majority.
“Equally, there are zero possibilities of the Congress- Left-ISF Sanjukta Morcha or United Entrance alliance in search of her help to kind the federal government. There is no such thing as a risk of any post-poll tie-up with the TMC,” Chowdhury instructed PTI in an interview.
When requested whether or not the Congress and Left’s refusal to increase help to the TMC will assist the BJP, the two-time state Congress chief stated, “In such a state of affairs, you will note the TMC and the BJP becoming a member of arms to kind the federal government.”
“Identical to outdated wine tastes higher, outdated mates are additionally reliable. The TMC and the BJP, who had been earlier alliance companions, will be a part of arms. They’re like two sides of a coin,” he stated.
Chowdhury, nonetheless, mocked Banerjee for “surrendering” earlier than Congress president Sonia Gandhi by way of her letter in search of the help of all of the opposition events.
“Mamata Banerjee had intentionally destroyed the Congress in West Bengal within the final 10 years regardless of the grand outdated social gathering serving to her come to energy. Now see the irony, she has develop into so nervous that she surrendered earlier than the identical Congress, which she tried to complete off politically,” he stated.
The TMC had joined arms with the Congress to oust the Left Entrance from energy in 2011. Nonetheless, the alliance fell aside after coming to energy.
“The Congress management is nicely conscious of the political character of the TMC. Earlier the TMC had known as the Congress a spent drive, however now it’s begging earlier than us,” he stated.
Terming Banerjee the “largest and most-trusted ally” of RSS-BJP, Chowdhury stated her social gathering lacks the credibility as an anti-BJP drive and time has come to bid farewell to TMC’s “misrule”.
“Sanjukta Morcha is preventing the elections to win it and kind the subsequent authorities. We aren’t right here to play second fiddle to anybody. The credibility of the TMC as an anti-BJP drive is totally zero. The BJP, alternatively, is inducting corrupt leaders and is a communal drive,” he stated.
Expressing happiness over the “large response” that the Sanjukta Morcha is getting throughout campaigning, Chowdhury stated that regardless of efforts of the TMC and the BJP, a triangular contest is being witnessed within the elections and never a bipolar one, as anticipated by the 2 events.
He accused each the TMC and BJP of taking West Bengal’s political discourse to an “all-time low” by way of a “vitriolic and communal” marketing campaign.
“I’ve been in politics for a very long time. I’ve by no means seen the political discourse stooping to such a low degree. Such sort of vitriolic and communal marketing campaign by each the TMC and the BJP is in opposition to the tradition and ethos of West Bengal. Private assaults are unacceptable,” he stated.
Accusing the TMC of fuelling id and appeasement politics, Chowdhury stated that Banerjee, by way of her feedback that Muslims ought to vote en masse for her social gathering “will not be solely communal but in addition a mirrored image of her frustration”.
“She has been doing this for the final 10 years. I fail to grasp how a chief minister could make such a remark that goes in opposition to the ideas of our Structure. It’s shameful and distasteful,” he stated, referring to Banerjee’s feedback at a current election rally that prompted the Election Fee to subject her a discover.
Chowdhury, the five-time MP from the Berhampore Lok Sabha seat, claimed that the Sanjukta Morcha is preventing the elections to carry the state out of the “darkish days” of the TMC rule and take it to a “new period of growth”.
He dismissed allegations each from inside and out of doors that the Congress and Left Entrance have compromised with communalism by allying with Abbas Siddiqui’s Indian Secular Entrance (ISF).
“The ISF has publicly acknowledged its insurance policies and ideas, and it’s no manner a communal drive. It’s a secular social gathering identical to ours, and all of us are preventing to avoid wasting West Bengal from the communal onslaught,” he stated.
He stated the alliance has been stitched nicely and prospects of “pleasant fights” in some seats are solely “exceptions”.
“Solely in a single seat, we’re having a pleasant struggle with the Left. In some seats allotted to us, the ISF has expressed the need to contest the polls. Nothing has been determined but,” he stated.
Elections for the 294 assembly seats in West Bengal are being held in eight phases. The votes will likely be counted on Could 2.