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By-poll results show people want TC-Cong alliance in WB

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 18:08

Kolkata: The results of the 10 assembly
by-elections in West Bengal once again proved that the people
wanted the Trinamool Congress-Congress alliance and the ruling
Left Front was losing popularity, Union Finance Minister
Pranab Mukherjee said here on Wednesday.

"The anti-Left alliance led by Trinamool Congress was
successful in the last Lok Sabha election, by-election and
municipal poll. This election again proved that the CPI(M)-led
LF is losing popularity and the people want the TC-Congress
alliance," he said.

Asked whether he felt that Chief Minister Buddhadeb
Bhattacharjee should advance the assembly elections in the
state, due in 2011, Mukherjee replied, "I`m not the chief
minister. What he does will depend on his own decision."

Mukherjee, the WBPCC president, was talking to
reporters at the Congress office after launch of the party`s
membership drive.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 18:08
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