With Congress and the Left Front trying to forge an alliance in West Bengal, the ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday said it was “least bothered” about the development and alleged that both the parties have been “rejected” by the masses of the state.
“We are least bothered about the alliance. We are bothered about the development work that has been done by us. Those, who are trying to forge an alliance has been rejected by the masses,” TMC General Secretary Subrata Bakshi said.
The West Bengal Congress on Thursday had hailed the decision of CPI(M) seeking cooperation from all democratic forces by stating that each secular party in the state should respect the aspirations of the masses.
TMC’s national spokesperson Derek O’ Brien in a Facebook post said the Trinamool Congress will win with a comfortable majority, even if it has to fight against the Cong-CPI(M) alliance.
While countering a recent pre poll survey which has opined about a neck and neck fight between the alliance and TMC, O’Brien said, “This is a fictional story because on the ground Trinamool is way ahead. Even CPI(M) and Congress leaders admit it. The media house has decided that it is possible for the CPI(M) and Congress to overcome years of hostility in the state and transfer 100 per cent of votes to each other.
“I may remind it that even in Bihar, where Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar came together for the Assembly election, the vote transfer percentage between their parties was around 70 per cent,”.
“Can one expect the CPI(M) and the Congress to outperform that number in West Bengal? Independent observers are convinced that to transfer even 20 per cent of the vote will be a monumental task. TMC will still win very comfortably.”
“We don’t need to see who forms alliances with whom. We have an alliance with the people. That’s why we don’t need any help from anyone else ,”Trinamool Yuva Congress chairman and MP Abhishek Banerjee had said at a workers’ rally in Indus, Bankura district.