`I respect Mamata, but we won`t bow our head`

Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Thursday said he respected Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee but "we are not going to bow our head".

Updated: Sep 16, 2010, 11:29 AM IST

Kolkata: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Thursday said he respected Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee but "we are not going to bow our head".

Rahul Gandhi told a press conference here: "We have a partnership in the state and we are going to hold hands with Mamata Banerjee."

He stated that Mamata Banerjee is "a senior leader and I respect her", but "we are not going to bow our head".

He said, "Bengalis understand very well the definition of respect."
The Congress leader was on a three-day tour of West Bengal which ends Thursday.

IANS