The Congress will contest on its own in West Bengal in the coming Lok Sabha elections, Pradip Bhatacharya, PCC president said here on Wednesday, dismissing any possibility of entering an alliance with the Trinamool Congress.
“We [the Congress] are not going to join hands with Trinamool,” he said.
“The success of Congress in the State in the upcoming general election will prove that Trinamool’s victory in the panchayat elections was a result of rigging and terror,” he added.
He was speaking at an event in the city held to observe the foundation day of the Chhatra Parishad, student wing of the Congress.
Referring to Tuesday’s detention of Arunava Ghosh, a former Congress MLA and advocate in the Calcutta High Court, in the State Assembly by the Speaker, Mr. Bhattacharya alleged that “Arunava was not given any opportunity to speak in his defence and it is against democratic norms.”
Mr. Ghosh was sentenced to detention for a few hours for allegedly making derogatory remarks about Speaker Biman Banerjee.