KOLKATA: Amid a spate of desertions from the Congress, the TMC on Thursday launched a contemporary assault on the grand outdated get together, calling it “incapable and incompetent”, and asserted that Mamata Banerjee’s get together cannot be blamed for Congress leaders leaping the ship.
Amid stories of 12 of 17 Congress MLAs in Meghalaya, together with former chief minister Mukul Sangma, prone to change over to the TMC, the get together, in an editorial titled ‘Incompetent Congress’ in its mouthpiece ‘Jago Bangla’, mentioned that it’s going to enterprise to different states to place up a struggle towards the BJP.
“The Congress has critical issues. Every time any of its leaders be a part of the TMC, it criticises us. Evidently its West Bengal unit chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has extra issues with it than the central management,” it mentioned.
“The Congress has didn’t put up a struggle towards the BJP. Then again, Mamata Banerjee and the TMC have proven how you can defeat the Modi-Shah juggernaut. That’s the reason why the TMC is getting requests to open items in different states. Leaders are keen to affix us. They really feel that Mamata Banerjee is the choice face. The TMC cannot be blamed for incompetence and incapability of the Congress to struggle towards the BJP,” the editorial learn.
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Referring to Banerjee’s proposal to arrange a joint steering committee throughout the August 20 opposition assembly convened by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, the mouthpiece mentioned that nothing has moved ahead in that route since then.
“The Congress is proscribed to its air-conditioned rooms and social media. They have not taken any initiative to construct the opposition alliance. They’ve even didn’t construct up a motion towards the BJP. Be it Goa or Tripura, it’s the TMC which is preventing on the streets,” it mentioned.
The editorial asserted that the TMC will proceed to extend its energy and enterprise out to different states.
“Our get together supremo needs a pan-India nationwide alliance towards the BJP. We now have by no means mentioned that an opposition alliance will likely be solid with out the Congress. But when the Congress cannot carry out its obligation, then now we have nothing to do. They can not blame us for his or her incompetence,” it mentioned.
In a large jolt to the opposition Congress in Meghalaya, 12 of its 17 MLAs led by Sangma will be a part of the Trinamool Congress on Thursday, mentioned one of many defecting lawmakers H M Shangpliang.
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The event is a serious increase for West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, who has been attempting to increase her get together’s footprint past her native state.
The TMC is attempting to enter Tripura’s political area in a giant method by contesting a bitterly fought municipal election.
It is going to additionally contest the meeting elections in Goa with the intention of pitching Banerjee firmly because the foremost anti-BJP opposition voice.
The TMC has been up in arms towards the grand outdated get together over its alleged failure to struggle towards the BJP.
Final month, the connection between the Congress and the TMC reached a brand new low after Banerjee’s get together took a dig at Rahul Gandhi’s defeat at Amethi within the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, questioning whether or not the Congress would erase the defeat via a Twitter pattern.
The bonhomie between the Congress and the TMC was strained lately after ‘Jago Bangla’ claimed that Banerjee, and never Rahul Gandhi, has emerged because the face of the opposition towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi.