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Will remain with UPA unless humiliated: Mamata

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee talking to the media at her residence in New Delhi on Monday.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee talking to the media at her residence in New Delhi on Monday.

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.

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Whole of India is humiliated by non-sense of Mamta, she must go!

from:  Pankaj
Posted on: Mar 20, 2012 at 09:59 IST

atleast she know what her actions deserve !

from:  Anon
Posted on: Mar 20, 2012 at 02:57 IST

So Mamtha will make the UPA government to show her the way out, as she felt that
congress had lost its credit in the recent elections held in the five states.

from:  M.Sankaralingam
Posted on: Mar 20, 2012 at 02:03 IST

Very dissapointing that government policies are hugely dependent on the whims and fancies of a regional party.

from:  Karthik
Posted on: Mar 20, 2012 at 00:41 IST

Mamtha stages her drama at the national level as if she is for the
people.It is well staged drama by her party minister and the boss to
prove her capacity to insult PM and Sonia when congress is made week
in UP elections.If she is really defends people she should also
oppose the general budget also which is heavily attacking common

Posted on: Mar 20, 2012 at 00:22 IST

Had Didiji's "committed to commitment" dictim in coalition politics, been equally followed in Diwediji's commitment to the people & Parliament, the entire episode of embarassment to all concerned would have been saved.
Politics thy mean is transparent deficit.
Let the new incumbent Mukulda be fully aware of Didiji's preachings and practice of both the inner-party and coalition dharma before stepping into rendering justice to the people of India.

from:  K Venkatesan
Posted on: Mar 19, 2012 at 22:49 IST

It is a humiliation for the Prime Minister to drop his minister whose
budget was hailed by him as "forward looking" before the budget is
passed in both the houses of parliament.Now Smt.banerjee talks about
humiliation of her by others.

from:  manoharan
Posted on: Mar 19, 2012 at 22:34 IST

Mamta Banerjee has gone berserk.UPA should handle her properly to avoid mid-term elections.

from:  sumit kumar rai
Posted on: Mar 19, 2012 at 21:20 IST

No one can predict Mamtha!

from:  Karthik
Posted on: Mar 19, 2012 at 21:04 IST

Ms.Banerjee, could you please make us clear with your definition of
humiliation ? I am sure that, whatever happens, you will not humiliated
unless congress gets support from (B)SP.

from:  Ram R
Posted on: Mar 19, 2012 at 21:00 IST
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