Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury rebuffed West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s proposal of a “one on one” fight in the Lok Sabha elections. Chaudhary said, ” The grip of Congress in the West Bengal is increasing with every passing day. Chaudhary, also questioned Mamata Banerjee’s silence on Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra and her lack of support for Congress during the election campaign in Karnataka.
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury told ANI, “She goes to UP, Bihar, but did not come to Karnataka where Congress was fighting. And after Congress’s big win in Karnataka, she realized that it is difficult to move ahead without the Congress.”
Chaudhary asked, “Congress party’s win in Karnataka has made Mamata Banerjee realize that she won’t be able to fight the BJP without taking Congress along. Did you hear Mamata Banerjee asking people to vote for Congress to defeat the BJP in the Karnataka elections?”
“When the elections were underway, she never urged the people of Karnataka to vote for Congress. Today, when the Congress emerged victorious, she realized that she can’t move forward in Bengal without Congress. Citing victory of Congress in the recent by-poll for the Sagardighi assembly constituency, Chaudhary said, “Congress’ grip in Bengal is increasing with every passing day.” To be sure, Banerjee had appealed to the people of Karnataka not to vote for the BJP.
Meanwhile, Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar welcomed Banerjee’s support and said her statement was good for the opposition.