Mamata Banerjee says Congress cannot function in Delhi without TMC, calls its leaders in West Bengal 'pygmies'

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday called the state's Congress leaders "pygmies" and reminded them that without the Trinamool Congress, the party cannot function in Delhi.

File image of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. PTI

File image of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. PTI

She also slammed the Congress for hobnobbing with the CPM to oppose her government.

"The Congress and the CPM are one. They are made for each other. It is nothing new. I know how it had extended support to CPM," she said in the assembly while relying to a debate on the motion of thanks to the Governor's address to the house.

"Without us Congress cannot function in Delhi. Let the state Congress leaders ask their party leaders in Delhi," she said.

"The Congress leaders here are pygmies," she said adding that Sonia Gandhi had congratulated her on Thursday after her party's victory in the bypolls in West Bengal. "I too congratulated her (for Congress' victory in the Rajasthan

Congress members staged walkout in the state assembly along with the CPM when Banerjee rose to speak.

Updated Date: Feb 02, 2018 18:28 PM

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