‘Mamata may have been consulted’: TMC leader on Pawar’s remark about patching up with Congress

The relationship between the Congress and TMC hit an all-time low last year, after the latter slammed the grand old party as “incapable and incompetent” which had gone into a “deep freezer”

Press Trust of India September 22, 2022 14:00:24 IST
‘Mamata may have been consulted’: TMC leader on Pawar’s remark about patching up with Congress

NCP chief Sharad Pawar may have spoken to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee before his remark on Congress. @AITCofficial/Twitter

Kolkata: NCP president Sharad Pawar most probably consulted West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee before making a statement about her being ready to bury differences with the Congress, to form an alliance of opposition parties ahead of the 2024 general elections, a senior Trinamool Congress leader on Thursday.

Speaking to reporters in Mumbai on Wednesday, Pawar had said Banerjee, who is also the TMC chief, is ready to bury her differences with the Congress in the national interest and come together to form an anti-BJP front before the Lok Sabha polls.

“It is a good statement. Sharad Pawar is a very senior leader of the country, and I don’t think he has made the remarks without consulting our party chief,” TMC leader Sougata Roy told PTI.

The party’s chief spokesperson, Sukhendu Sekhar Ray, however, declined to comment on Pawar’s remark.

“How can I comment on what Sharad Pawar has spoken about?” Ray asked.

The relationship between the Congress and TMC hit an all-time low last year, after the latter slammed the grand old party as “incapable and incompetent” which had gone into a “deep freezer”.

In a jolt to the opposition unity, the TMC had also decided to abstain from the vice-presidential election, as it did not agree with the process the candidate was decided upon without keeping the party in the loop.

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