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Mamata Banerjee says no alliance with Congress Bengal Lok Sabha election 2024

Mamata Banerjee and Congress’s try at a ‘marriage of comfort’ in West Bengal might nicely be over after the Chief Minister introduced on Wednesday that her Trinamool Congress would contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections alone.

Ending the uneasy calm between the 2 INDIA bloc companions, Banerjee alleged that the Congress had “rejected all her seat-sharing proposals”, including that the Trinamool would contest all 42 seats in Bengal.

Nevertheless, it was not a knee-jerk transfer. The situation had been simmering for the last two months; the discord over seat sharing got here out within the open from time to time.

It was exacerbated by state Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury – a fierce critic of the Trinamool chief – who stepped up his assault in opposition to Banerjee, calling her an “opportunist” on one event and “dalal” on one other.

The bomb ultimately exploded on Wednesday, only a day earlier than Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra was to enter West Bengal.

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Former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, occasion chief Rahul Gandhi, CPI (M) chief Sitaram Yechury and others through the opposition events meet (PTI)


Congress’s lack of readability on Trinamool has by no means been a secret. Whereas Mamata Banerjee shares rapport with Sonia Gandhi, the Bengal unit of the Congress, led by Adhir Chowdhury and Abdul Mannan, have been her vocal critics.

The Congress’s dalliance with Mamata Banerjee on the nationwide degree has all the time made state Congress leaders uneasy. The state unit has all the time accused the Trinamool of weaning away its leaders and sees Mamata’s occasion because the principal motive for its decimation within the state.

The truth is, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was not in favour of forming an alliance with the Trinamool within the first place and wished to go together with the Left.

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Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee throughout opposition events’ meet (PTI)

It is not that the Congress and TMC haven’t joined palms previously. The 2 events had beforehand allied within the 2001 Bengal Meeting election and the 2009 Lok Sabha polls. Importantly, the TMC and Congress alliance in 2011 led to the ouster of the CPI(M)-led Left Entrance authorities after 34 years in Bengal.

Nevertheless, issues have been totally different this time.


The primary signal of discord was when the Trinamool Congress reportedly requested Congress to contest on two of the 42 seats in Bengal, denying their request for at the very least 8–10 seats.

The 2 seats have been Berhampore, Adhir Ranjan’s bastion, and Malda South which the Congress had gained in 2019.

Mamata Banerjee wished the seat-sharing system to be based mostly on the efficiency of the events within the 2019 Lok Sabha election and the 2021 West Bengal polls. The Trinamool had cited that Congress garnered a vote share of lower than 5 per cent and did not win a single seat within the Meeting polls.

The TMC supremo had proposed that the Congress ought to let go of its “huge brother” privilege and let regional events cope with the elections of their strongholds.

“You contest alone in 300 different seats. We’ll assist. However they are saying they may do as they need. Simply hold one factor in thoughts, don’t assist the BJP. In the event you assist the BJP, Allah kasam, nobody will forgive you. I’ll by no means forgive you,” Banerjee had mentioned.

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Whereas Mamata Banerjee shares rapport with Sonia Gandhi, the Bengal unit of the Congress, led by Adhir Chowdhury, have been her vocal critics (PTI)


Nevertheless, a dogged Adhir Chowdhury was in no temper to step again and referred to as it her “bahana” (excuse) to divide the vote between “Modi and Didi”. Mamata Banerjee can also be fondly referred to as “Didi” in Bengal, which means elder sister.

Issues got here to a head after, at a gathering of the Trinamool’s prime brass final week, it was determined that the occasion would contest all 42 seats, together with Adhir Chowdhury’s Berhampore. Chowdhury has been profitable the Berhampore seat since 1999.

It set off alarm bells within the Congress, with Chowdhury calling Banerjee an opportunist, and saying that the occasion would contest the Lok Sabha election with out her help.

“This time, the elections is not going to be fought on the mercy of Mamata Banerjee. The Congress occasion is aware of easy methods to contest the elections. Mamta Banerjee is an opportunist; she got here to energy in 2011, with the mercy of Congress,” Adhir mentioned.


The harm had been performed. On Tuesday, Rahul Gandhi tried to placate Banerjee, saying such feedback by Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury would not matter, and he was near the Bengal CM.

Addressing the media on the sidelines of his Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, Gandhi mentioned, “Mamata Banerjee may be very near me. Typically our leaders say one thing. Such feedback will not matter.”

The subsequent day, Mamata Banerjee referred to as off the alliance. The Trinamool Congress can also be unlikely to affix the Rahul Gandhi-led ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ when it enters West Bengal on January 25.

Whereas veteran Congress chief Jairam Ramesh provided an olive department minutes after Banerjee’s assertion, saying they can’t think about I.N.D.I.A with out TMC, it appears the harm is now past restore.

Revealed By:

Abhishek De

Revealed On:

Jan 24, 2024

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