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We will get back Rly ministry: Mamata

We will get back Rly ministry: Mamata
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, indicated that her party, the Trinamool Congress, may form an alliance with either the Congress-led UPA or the BJP-led NDA post Lok Sabha poll at a Women’s Day function in the city. The chief minister also said that her party the Trinamool Congress will get back the Railways Ministry once the general elections take place and a new Government is formed.

‘The general elections are just three months away. Let me assure you, Trinamool Congress will get back the Railway Ministry after next Lok Sabha election,’ Mamata Banerjee said while addressing the party workers at the Netaji Indoor stadium here.

The comment came in the context of Centre’s ‘negligence’ to ongoing Railway projects in the state. ‘We will be back in the railway ministry. All these projects will be taken care of,’ she added.

Stating that TMC will get back the Railways ministry, Banerjee probably sent out a message to both UPA and NDA that the party might use the Rail Ministry as a trade-off for its support to one of the two alliances after Lok Sabha election scheduled 2014.

According to Banerjee, however, Lok Sabha election will take place within three months from now. ‘Soon after state Panchyat election in May, I think Lok Sabha poll will take place,’ she said.

Incidentally, following a by-poll results when TMC general secretary Mukul Roy was asked about a possibilty of renewing its alliance with Congress in upcoming election, he could not rule out the possibility.
Nandini Guha

Nandini Guha

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