No Chance, Says PMO, After Congress Hints at Post-Election Ties with TMC | India News

KOLKATA: Bengal CPM Secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra on Thursday ruled out any post-election link with Trinamool Congress in case of lack of majority of the party of Mamata Banerjee. He suggested that TMC and the BJP may well team up to form the next government if both sides fail to hit the magic number.
Mishra’s statement came a day after the state Congress President Adhir Chowdhury kept alive the “possibility” of a post-election alliance between the Congress-Left-Indian Secular Front and Trinamool. The comment from the secretary of state of the PMO makes it clear that the pre-electoral partners could split up after the ballot in the event of a suspended assembly. Asked whether Chowdhury is keeping Congress options open, Mishra chose to speak about BJP and Trinamool instead.
“They help each other and are two sides of the same coin. The cumulative seats of the BJP and TMC should be close together, so much so that they can’t even get past the halfway point. They will not be able to form a government, ”Mishra said. “If none of them have the mandate to form a government, they will join hands. Mishra claimed that Trinamool already looked “weak” against the BJP and argued that only the candidates of Sanjukta Morcha could face the BJP.