INDIA ally Left attacked by Mamata Banerjee, says, ‘Despite insults, I have adjusted’

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged on Monday that the Left is trying to control the agenda of the Opposition’s INDIA alliance. She also added that there is no one other than herself, who confronts the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a straight and direct manner as she does.

“I suggested the name INDIA during the opposition bloc meeting. But whenever I attend the meeting, I find the Left trying to control it,” the chief minister stated, according to the PTI. “This is not acceptable. I cannot agree with those with whom I had fought for 34 years.” She also added: “Despite such insults, I have adjusted and attended the INDIA bloc meetings.”

These remarks were made by Banerjee during an all-faith rally in Kolkata which was called by the chief minister herself on the very same day of the consecration ceremony of the idol of Ram Lalla at the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

The Trinamool Congress led by Mamata, had come to power for the first time in 2011. It ended the 34-year-long rule of the Left Front government in West Bengal.

On Monday, Banerjee did not name the Congress leaders but she criticised the delay in the discussions related to the seat-sharing within the INDIA block regarding West Bengal.

“I have the power and mass base to take on the BJP and fight against them. But some people don’t want to listen to us about seat sharing. If you don’t want to fight the BJP, then at least don’t give away seats to them,” she stated, according to PTI.

(With PTI inputs)

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