Updated: July 20, 2013 01:14 IST

Trinamool will never support Modi, says Mamata

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Mamata Banerjee
Mamata Banerjee

A day after she described Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the Congress as “two faces of the same coin,” West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that her party “does not and will not support” the BJP leader who is also the chairman of the party’s campaign committee.

Accusing the BJP of not being a responsible Opposition to the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre, Ms. Banerjee said at an election rally at Rampurhat, Birbhum district, “There are no differences between the Congress and the BJP. We do not support Narendra Modi and will never support him.”

The BJP only attacks the UPA government when elections are round the corner, accused Ms. Banerjee.

The remarks are significant as the Chief Minister had called all non-Congress, non-BJP parties last month urging them to unite before the next general elections.

Referring to the Gujarat riots she said, “They (BJP) indulge in the politics of religion. The party neither serves the interests of Hindus or the Muslims.”

Ms. Banerjee said the BJP was serving as an agent of the CPI(M) by attempting to split the Trinamool Congress votes during the panchayat elections.

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The best gift from Didi to BJP. Any scent of bonhomie between Didi and BJP would have driven voter away from BJP. Now BJP will be praying for an alliance between Didi and Congress.

from:  mani sandilya
Posted on: Jul 20, 2013 at 14:52 IST

Nobody takes Mamata seriously. She has always been inconsistent in her
attitude to people and parties. She will say today one thing and
tomorrow something else. She is guided by her instant emotions and never
by reason. Her success in the last Assembly election was only due to the
35 years of misdeeds and arrogance of CPIM. If TMC does not want any
alliance either with Congress or BJP, she has no hope in Indian
politics. Her dream of forging a Non-BJP Non-Congress alliance will
never save her in the highly polarised Indian politics.

from:  K V Ravindran
Posted on: Jul 20, 2013 at 14:01 IST

Good riddance. Her party will anyway get routed in LS elections.

from:  vasudevan
Posted on: Jul 20, 2013 at 12:07 IST

If mr modi plays a politics of religion so what is wrong in it every one has a right to express his or her religion so either from political point of view or his personal point of view

from:  shobhit garg
Posted on: Jul 20, 2013 at 11:11 IST

Whatever Ms Mamata Banerjee may say now, can we forget that she has a
reputation of taking decisions at the spur of the moment. There are
long term friends and foes in politics. She has ruled out supporting
Mr. Modi. There is little chance that her secular front would get a
remote chance to in power in Delhi. Hence there is a distant
possibility that she may return to UPA in case she senses that she
would be marginalized by not doing so.
Parties like Trinamool Congress, Biju Janata Dal and Telugu Desam are
thinking that they will have some chance of seizing power with the
support of Congress and left parties if both the Congress and BJP fail
to together win more than 300 seats in the next Lok Sabha elections.
Hence the concerned, non-affiliated citizens are worried. Citizens
have seen how UPA II has miserably failed to perform and how BJP and
regional parties too, have nothing better to offer although all of
them may claim good governance as their vote plank. The scenario is

from:  Narendra M Apte
Posted on: Jul 20, 2013 at 09:53 IST

Dear Mamta Deedi, Please connect with people, then you will come to know about peoples feeling on you.

from:  C S Sundaresha
Posted on: Jul 20, 2013 at 08:23 IST
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