Kolkata: Congress on Saturday said it would not
quit from ministry in West Bengal despite Chief Minister
Mamata Banerjee stating that it was free to leave the
alliance, stressing that it would remain in the government as
long as the people desired.
"We are not in the ministry to satisfy anyone`s will,
but we are there to fulfil people`s wishes," West Bengal
Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) president Pradip
Bhattacharya told PTI.
Referring to chief minister Mamata Banerjee`s outburst
that the Congress was free to quit, Bhattacharya said "what
she has said is very clear to us. We are not here at anyone`s
Stating that the Congress and Trinamool Congress had
fought the Assembly elections together and the latter
benefited from it, the WBPCC chief said "the Trinamool
Congress has also got thousands of Congress votes in seats
where it won."
"We are in the ministry to fulfil the desires of the
people who voted for us and on direction of our party High
Command," he said.
"We will remain in the ministry as long as the people
desires," he said.