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Centre will assist, cooperate with Mamata: Pranab

Union Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee said the Centre would give all assistance and cooperation to Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee who is set to the chief minister of West Bengal.

Updated: May 14, 2011, 23:45 PM IST

Kolkata: Union Finance minister Pranab
Mukherjee on Saturday said the Centre would give all assistance and
cooperation to Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee who is
set to the chief minister of West Bengal.

"The Centre will provide all assistance and cooperation
to Mamata Banerjee so that the massive mandate received by her
in the assembly election is translated into reality,"
Mukherjee, who arrived here to hold talks with the Trinamool
Congress chief, told reporters.
He said he is here to hold talks with PCC President Manas
Bhunia and other Congress leaders. "I will also talk to Mamata
Banerjee who is the architect of this victory."

Mukherjee said he had addressed a press conference in
Delhi yesterday to express gratitude to the electorate in four
states where polls were held, for giving their mandate to the
UPA "though in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, they did not vote
us to power."
He said Congress was able to win 42 of the 65 seats it
had contested in West Bengal and slammed party rebels who made
no headway in the elections.

PTI