Now Congress will take on government in Assembly

Hardening its stand against Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, the West Bengal Congress on Friday wrote to party president Sonia Gandhi saying it was finding it difficult to continue in the ruling alliance in the State.

“The Congress Legislature Party finds it difficult and uneasy to continue our party's association with the government led by Ms. Mamata Banerjee. The CLP urges the central leadership … to urgently look into the matter and advise accordingly,” says the letter written by CLP leader Md. Sohrab.

Earlier at a CLP meeting, the MLAs adopted a resolution condemning the “attitude and approach” of Ms. Banerjee in not supporting the candidature of Pranab Mukherjee for President.

“As an ally, Ms. Banerjee was expected to support the UPA, especially in the context of the nomination of our respected leader, but she decided to do just the opposite,” the letter said.

State leaders see the developments as an opportunity for the Congress to pull out of the Trinamool government as they feel the party is making “no gains” by continuing its support.