Notwithstanding her pin-pricks to the government over various issues, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Monday said she was committed to the UPA and would remain with it unless it is humiliated or “they throw us out”.
She, however, made it clear that if her party is humiliated, she would have to take a “decision”, apparently referring to the continuance of support to the UPA government.
“There are some issues... I am not angry. I can’t disclose the entire story to the press. I am with a particular alliance. I can’t comment against that. There is decorum in democratic system,” Ms. Banerjee told CNN-IBN.
Pointing out that every political party has some political commitment to the people, the West Bengal Chief Minister said “I am only committed to keep my commitment also.”
Asked whether she would withdraw support to the government, she said “I am committed to UPA-II because we had contested the election together. I want to keep my manifesto promise. Unless, until they throw us out, we would continue with respect, whatever they may give to us.”
At the same time, she added, “if there is humiliation, you have to take a decision. Until there is humiliation, we will abide by our commitment.”
Her statement assumes significance as she has been repeatedly giving headaches to the government by opposing various measures like NCTC, FDI in retail, fuel price and railway fare hike.