Malda: Congress Lok Sabha MP Mausam Benazir Noor Thursday advocated alliance between Congress and Trinamool Congress in the next general election to stop the march of BJP in West Bengal.
West Bengal state Congress president Somen Mitra reacting to Noor’s statement said the issue of alliance will be decided by the party high command.
“Congress are trying to forge an alliance of all like minded opposition parties across the country to defeat BJP (in the next Lok Sabha election). In Bengal too I feel in order to stop the march of BJP, we should forge an alliance with TMC,” Noor, niece of late Congress stalwart Gani Khan Chowdhury, said addressing a party programme in West Bengal’s Malda district.
The TMC leadership too declined to comment on Noor’s statement. The BJP state leadership mocked the statement and said Congress is desperately looking for allies as it is “confident” that it will not be able to win a single seat on its own.