Saturday, January 7, 2012

Cong free to go with CPM, we can fight polls alone: Mamata

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee
The widening rift between Congress and Trinamool Congress on Saturday came out in the open with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee lashing out at her ally at the Centre and said it was free to quit the alliance.

The Trinamool chief accused the Congress of spreading canard against her party because it had opposed FDI in retail, petrol price hike and interference in the federal structure.

"Congress is spreading canard and is carrying out false propaganda against TC on the issue of assault on the principal of Raigunj University college on January 5 because we opposed FDI in retail, frequent petrol price hikes and total interference into federal structure.

"Lokayukta was forcibly included in the Lokpal bill. They (Cong) had not paid heed to our words. Voting was not done on it," Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat. Read More...


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