Kolkata: West Bengal Congress main Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury ruled retired the anticipation of extending enactment to the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC oregon seeking her enactment successful lawsuit the high-octane assembly elections propulsion up a fractured mandate.
Accusing the main curate of trying to communalise the elections, Chowdhury said that the TMC and the BJP mightiness articulation hands if some the parties autumn abbreviated of the requisite numbers to signifier the government.
"BJP and communal authorities person recovered a foothold successful West Bengal due to the fact that of Mamata Banerjee. There is nary question of supporting the TMC successful a post-poll script if it falls abbreviated of a majority.
"Similarly, determination are zero chances of the Congress- Left-ISF Sanjukta Morcha oregon United Front confederation seeking her enactment to signifier the government. There is nary anticipation of immoderate post-poll tie-up with the TMC," Chowdhury told PTI successful an interview.
When asked whether the Congress and Left's refusal to widen enactment to the TMC volition assistance the BJP, the two-time authorities Congress main said, "In specified a scenario, you volition spot the TMC and the BJP joining hands to signifier the government."
"Just similar aged vino tastes better, aged friends are besides trustworthy. The TMC and the BJP, who were earlier confederation partners, volition articulation hands. They are similar 2 sides of a coin," helium said.
Chowdhury, however, mocked Banerjee for "surrendering" earlier Congress president Sonia Gandhi done her missive seeking the enactment of each the absorption parties.
"Mamata Banerjee had deliberately destroyed the Congress successful West Bengal successful the past 10 years contempt the expansive aged enactment helping her travel to power. Now spot the irony, she has go truthful tense that she surrendered earlier the aforesaid Congress, which she tried to decorativeness disconnected politically," helium said.
The TMC had joined hands with the Congress to oust the Left Front from powerfulness successful 2011. However, the confederation fell isolated aft coming to power.
"The Congress enactment is good alert of the governmental quality of the TMC. Earlier the TMC had called the Congress a spent force, but present it is begging earlier us," helium said.
Terming Banerjee the "biggest and most-trusted ally" of RSS-BJP, Chowdhury said her enactment lacks the credibility arsenic an anti-BJP unit and clip has travel to bid farewell to TMC's "misrule".
"Sanjukta Morcha is warring the elections to triumph it and signifier the adjacent government. We are not present to play 2nd fiddle to anyone. The credibility of the TMC arsenic an anti-BJP unit is wholly zero. The BJP, connected the different hand, is inducting corrupt leaders and is simply a communal force," helium said.
Expressing happiness implicit the "massive response" that the Sanjukta Morcha is getting during campaigning, Chowdhury said that contempt efforts of the TMC and the BJP, a triangular contention is being witnessed successful the elections and not a bipolar one, arsenic expected by the 2 parties.
He accused some the TMC and BJP of taking West Bengal's governmental sermon to an "all-time low" done a "vitriolic and communal" campaign.
"I person been successful authorities for a agelong time. I person ne'er seen the governmental sermon stooping to specified a debased level. Such benignant of vitriolic and communal run by some the TMC and the BJP is against the civilization and ethos of West Bengal. Personal attacks are unacceptable," helium said.
Accusing the TMC of fuelling individuality and appeasement politics, Chowdhury said that Banerjee, done her comments that Muslims should ballot en masse for her enactment "is not lone communal but besides a reflection of her frustration".
"She has been doing this for the past 10 years. I neglect to recognize however a main curate tin marque specified a remark that goes against the principles of our Constitution. It is shameful and distasteful," helium said, referring to Banerjee's comments astatine a caller predetermination rally that prompted the Election Commission to contented her a notice.
Chowdhury, the five-time MP from the Berhampore Lok Sabha seat, claimed that the Sanjukta Morcha is warring the elections to bring the authorities retired of the "dark days" of the TMC regularisation and instrumentality it to a "new epoch of development".
He dismissed allegations some from wrong and extracurricular that the Congress and Left Front person compromised with communalism by allying with Abbas Siddiqui's Indian Secular Front (ISF).
"The ISF has publically stated its policies and principles, and it is nary mode a communal force. It is simply a secular enactment conscionable similar ours, and each of america are warring to prevention West Bengal from the communal onslaught," helium said.
He said the confederation has been stitched good and possibilities of "friendly fights" successful immoderate seats are lone "exceptions".
"Only successful 1 seat, we are having a affable combat with the Left. In immoderate seats allotted to us, the ISF has expressed the tendency to contention the polls. Nothing has been decided yet," helium said.
Elections for the 294 assembly seats successful West Bengal are being held successful 8 phases. The votes volition beryllium counted connected May 2.