'In case of hung assembly, Mamata will tie-up with BJP'

Mamata to join hands with BJP again in case of hung assembly in Bengal: Sitaram Yechury

He termed the ongoing political tussle between the TMC and the BJP as a 'mock fight'

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury. Credit: PTI Photo

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee may once again join hands with the BJP to cling to power in case of a hung Assembly in the State.

Addressing a mega rally of the Left Front, Congress and Indian Secular Front (ISF) at the Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata, Yechury said that not only did Mamata ally with the BJP several times in the past but she had also helped the saffron party to gain a foothold in Bengal.

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“The question is not what we will do in case of a hung Assembly. The question is what the Chief Minister and the TMC will do in case of a hung Assembly. Don’t be surprised if she once again allies with the BJP to cling to power because this is her character. There is still a possibility for her to do such a thing,” said Yechury.

The CPI(M) leader said that many ask him what will his party do in case of a hung Assembly in Bengal as they want to stop the BJP. He said that the question should be posed to the Chief Minister herself.

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“Ask her how many times she had joined forces with the BJP in the last 10 to 15 years. How many times has she been a Minister at the BJP Government at the Centre? How many times the TMC helped BJP to gain a foothold in Bengal?” said Yechury.

Dubbing the rivalry between the TMC and the BJP as a 'got up match', ”Yechury alleged that the BJP was using the money from the PM CARES fund aimed at dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic to 'buy and lure' leaders from other parties during the election.

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Yechury said that one cannot stop the BJP in Bengal without ousting the TMC from power.

“The farmers at the Singhu border are fighting against the anti-people policies of the BJP government. If they can put up such a brave fight we too can do it here,” said Yechury.

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“The alliance of the Left Front and other secular forces will fight to oust the TMC government and the BJP from Bengal. The secular forces have to put up a united fight to defeat the TMC and the BJP in Bengal,” said Yechury.

Taking a dig at the BJP for criticizing rival parties such as Congress for dynasty politics Yechury wondered how Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah became the BCCI secretary.

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