The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Tuesday reaffirmed its support for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the Assembly polls and said the communal forces needed to be “defeated”.
“Our main focus is on Bihar poll presently. We want Nitish Kumar to win. We feel that the communal forces in the country need to be defeated. We have always stood by the minorities,” TMC leader and state urban development minister Firhad Hakim told reporters.
Asked why TMC is not directly attacking the BJP on the issue of communalism like other parties, Hakim said, “Why would we attack BJP, when they are completely irrelevant in Bengal? Why would we do it?”