Mamata`s rise as national leader no threat to Left

The Left parties do not feel threatened by the moves of Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee, CPI General Secretary A B Bardhan said on Friday.

Last Updated: Jan 06, 2012, 18:43 PM IST

Hyderabad: The Left parties do not feel
threatened by the reported moves of Trinamool Congress Chief
Mamata Banerjee to emerge as a national leader, CPI General
Secretary A B Bardhan said in Hyderabad on Friday.

"It is not a threat to the Left if somebody wants to
become a national leader. If she becomes one, what objection
can we have? As far as, we, the Left are concerned, both the
CPI and CPI(M) are nationally recognised parties. She is
trying to become one. Let her try," he told reporters after
the conclusion of the CPI National Council meeting here.

Asked for his comments on the governance of Mamata
Banerjee, he pointed out that the coalition partners --
Trinamool Congress and Congress -- are at loggerheads.

"Her government is a coalition government. Trinamool
Congress and the Congress. They are fighting each other like
cats and dogs. If such a fight goes on, I don`t know what sort
of government they are going to give in West Bengal," he said.

PTI