Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said that Trinamool supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is ready to put aside her differences with the Congress for the sake of national interest and form an alliance of opposition parties together before the 2024 general elections. . According to Pawar, Banerjee had also said that she was ready to forget the past experience she had with the Congress in West Bengal.
Pawar said he and some leaders of other parties, including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, were against joining hands with the Congress to form a front against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party for the next elections. are not.
TMC ready to work with Congress
Responding to a question on Banerjee’s differences with the Congress and the Trinamool contesting the elections alone in West Bengal, Pawar said, “Mamata Banerjee had personally said that her party was trying to challenge the ruling BJP in the national interest.” Ready to work with Congress.
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He also told the reason for displeasure behind Mamta and Congress.
The NCP president said that during the West Bengal elections, the Trinamool felt that the alliance between the Congress and the Communist Party of India-Marxist had helped the BJP get more seats in the state. After the West Bengal elections, Trinamool Congress functionaries were extremely disappointed with the Congress but the party chief changed his stand. The Trinamool Congress had won a major victory in the West Bengal elections in May last year.
Vote for many parties, Congress option
About his discussions with Nitish Kumar and Farooq Abdullah, Pawar said, “We had a detailed discussion on increasing cooperation between like-minded parties. There are many parties which are of the opinion that Congress can be given importance as an alternative to BJP.
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