Trinamool Congress secretary- general Partha Chatterjee on Monday dismissed the proposal of an alliance against his party as a “failed experiment” and asserted that there was no alternative to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
He said Banerjee has been working tirelessly for the development of the state for the last four years.
“Alliance or no alliance in Bengal, Mamata Banerjee is the main force. She is with the masses always. She is working for the development of Bengal tirelessly, that is why people will stand by her. These forces (opposition) had forged an unofficial alliance in other elections also, these are the same faces,” he said.
When asked to comment about the allegations by CPI(M) about political intolerance in the state, Chatterjee said, “We only talk about tolerance in Bengal. Earlier it was about intellectuals. Now they (opposition) are taking about tolerance, intolerance.”
The ruling party has decided to take out a rally on December 6 to mark the “Day of unity” (Sanghati Divas) and spread the message of secularism and communal harmony.
Chatterjee mocked at the recent CPI-M rally, attended by former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee, saying the Surya (Kanta Mishra) brand was not working any more and that was why Buddha had to step in after a hiatus of several months.
Chatterjee, who also dabbles the role of state parliamentary affairs minister, said the party has decided to hold a “Day of unity” (Sanghati Divas)rally on December 6 to uphold the message of secularism and communal harmony.
“Lot of people are saying about unity and communal harmony ahead of the elections. But the fact is the TMC has been the champion in fighting for the cause of unity and secularism,” he said.