Mamta Banerjee has already demonstrated opposition unity. (Photo Credit: News Nation)
- Mamta again claims on opposition unity after historic defeat in Gujarat
- TMC leaders advise Congress to introspect on defeat
The election results of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh have already set the stage for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Arvind Kejriwal’s All India Parvaz has got wings due to Aam Aadmi Party getting the status of national party, while Trinamool Congress has also expressed its stand regarding the Lok Sabha elections on the basis of victory or defeat. The historic defeat of the Congress and the historic victory of the BJP in the Gujarat elections have given TMC leaders an opportunity to be vocal. Leaders of the ruling TMC in West Bengal have not hesitated to say that the Gujarat Assembly election results have proved that the Congress has lost its relevance to lead any national front against the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. given.
Told Mamta the only option against PM Modi
Trinamool leaders also claimed that the Gujarat results also prove that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is the only credible face against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leading a democratic, progressive and secular third alternative against the BJP at the national level. Huh. The main fight in Gujarat was between the BJP and the Congress and the Congress had a lot to prove there, but despite making some progress in Himachal Pradesh, the Congress failed miserably in Gujarat, he said. On one hand Congress is organizing Bharat Jodo, but it failed to unite Gujarat.
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Introspection advice to Congress
Trinamool’s state general secretary and spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said, Congress should introspect. Those who failed in Gujarat will never be able to control Lok Sabha through their decisions and strategies. These are the worst results for the Congress so far. He also said that the Gujarat results prove that right now Mamata Banerjee is the only alternative against Modi to lead a third alternative at the national level. Ghosh said, it has been proved again that Trinamool Congress is the most relevant and important alternative in terms of third anti-BJP alternative for a democratic, progressive and secular force. Only Mamta Banerjee became Lok Sabha member seven times, Union Minister four times and Chief Minister three times. He is the only alternative face against Narendra Modi.
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Congress advises TMC to expand outside the state
The state Congress leadership, however, rejected Ghosh’s claim, saying the Trinamool should try to expand its base outside West Bengal before aiming for a significant berth in national politics. State Congress leader Kaustav Ghoshal said, Trinamool Congress has zero mass base anywhere outside West Bengal. That’s why the party leadership should pay attention to this before questioning the credibility of the Congress. Political observers believe that the Trinamool at one point was fast losing ground in the anti-BJP national platform, especially after its decision to abstain from voting in the Vice-Presidential election. Now the party leadership is looking at the Gujarat election results as an opportunity to regain that lost ground. Senior political observer Arundhati Mukherjee said, however, that it is too early to make any predictions on this.
First Published : 08 Dec 2022, 11:02:13 PM
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