The Trinamool Congress appears to be jittery about another opposition party- the Congress- disrupting its prospects and snatching crucial seats in the upcoming February 27 elections as it reiterated time and again to its supporters to keep a distance from the grand old party of India.
National General Secretary of the AITC Abhishek Banerjee told the crowds at Mendipathar rally that a vote for the Congress would be nothing short of a vote for the BJP.
Terming the Congress as weak and easy for manipulation, Abhishek said that,” Every vote given to the Congress only strengthens the BJP. We all know what happened in Goa and other states,” stated Abhishek recalling past events when some of those elected on a Congress ticket crossed over to the BJP for a share of the power.
Chipping in for her nephew, AITC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that it was only the Trinamool that could stand up to the BJP and its allies in the country.
“They tried to break me in Bengal, but we persevered and ultimately threw them (BJP) out,” said Mamata.
It is worth mentioning that the current list of legislators and MDCs of the Trinamool who are vying for the assembly polls next month have previously won on Congress tickets at both the assembly and council polls.
Accusing the Conrad K Sangma government of being remote controlled by Himanta Biswa Sarma in Guwahati and prime minister Narendra Modi in Delhi, Mamata Banerjee accused the NPP chief’s government of selling off Meghalaya’s land to the neighbouring state during the border deal.
Former chief minister Mukul Sangma said that if voted to power the Trinamool would undo the wrongs done by the NPP government.