Mamata's 'Untouchable' Statement Endorses Our Strength: BJP

Taking a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement that Left parties are not "untouchable" for her, BJP today said her views corroborated the saffron surge in the state.

"She has admitted and her statement endorses the fact that BJP is rising in Bengal. Actually, she is scared of BJP gaining momentum in the state, well aware that her votebank and appeasement politics won't be able to help her win the next Assembly polls," BJP National Secretary Siddharth Nath Singh told PTI.

"So she is sending feelers to her adversaries against whom she had herself fought in 2011," Singh said.

Yesterday in a TV interview Banerjee was asked whether she was willing to have alliance with the Left parties, evoking the reply, "We can hold talks with them, there is no problem in talking."

"She is saying this now but I had told the same thing long back that Trinamool, Left and Congress will join hands to halt us in Bengal. But let me tell you it won't come in aid of Banerjee this time. Even she herself now confirms that we are inching closer to be a formidable political force," BJP state President Rahul Sinha said.

Yesterday, while talking on the Lalu-Nitish tie-up to stop BJP in Bihar, Banerjee had said, "If such a situation arose in Bengal, we will think over it. I still think nobody is untouchable. We had tie-up with SUCI once. We also had tie-up with some other smaller parties. If anybody comes forward we can talk. In a democracy, nobody should shut the door for talks. No option should be closed."

But when asked if she was ready to join hands with CPI-M, Banerjee, however, hastened to add, "I did not say that. I only said if any proposal comes, we will discuss within our party."

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5/D-125
Sep 02, 2014
09:19 PM

"It has come out that Mamta as Railway Minister forced IRTC to enter into contract with Sharda Group on extremely unfavourable terms to the Railway Organisation ."

Thanks for the info, Ghai.

The lady has reasons to be scared.  Sharda group misdeeds may not amount to much legally but can be a political nightmare.

I hope it happens.

Akash Verma, Chennai
4/D-123
Sep 02, 2014
09:06 PM

I am posting this news here as there is no chance Outlook News Team will ever publish the Mamta's misdeeds.
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ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
3/D-122
Sep 02, 2014
09:03 PM

Mamta is petrified presently.

CBI under direction of the SC is investigating the Sharda scam in WB.It has come out that Mamta as Railway Minister forced IRTC to enter into contract with Sharda Group on extremely unfavourable terms to the Railway Organisation .

But even BJP can't help her to save her Chair now.

So she is crying that she is being framed by CBI .

I am posting this news here as there is no chance Outlook News Team will neve rpublish the Mamta's misdeeds.

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
2/D-119
Sep 02, 2014
08:58 PM

West Bengal, once the premier state in India has sunk to the bottom, thanks to the Marxists and Mamata.

The only hope for the future of Bengal is the BJP. Let's hope that the BJP gets its act together in Bengal and tap into the groundswell of disappointment and disenchantment with Mamata.

Surely the Bengalis deserve a credible alternative to the TMC and the Marxists.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
1/D-103
Sep 02, 2014
07:41 PM

I am sure Mamata does not expect an alliance with CPM but she is deliberately trying to woo the voters of CPM into her fold.

It is a smart strategy to weaken the CPM-but it might end up strengthening the BJP.

Akash Verma, Chennai
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