New Delhi: Amid escalating war of words
between the party`s state unit and Mamata Banerjee`s party,
Congress on Tuesday expressed confidence that differences if any
with the ally will be sorted out.
"It will not be appropriate for us to comment on a
political party, which is our ally. Even if there are
problems, we will sort them out. In an alliance with different
parties, differences are bound to occur but they are
ultimately reconciled," party spokesperson Rashid Alvi told
His remarks came on a day when state Congress president
Pradip Bhattacharjee said his party had formed an alliance
with the Trinamool Congress only because people wanted so.
"It was the Congress high command which had put the seal
of approval on the alliance, and now we will leave the
alliance only if the high command wants us to," he said.
Banerjee`s party earlier dared the Congress to walk out
of the alliance. The latest trouble between the two allies in
West Bengal erupted over the state government`s bid to change
the name of a government bunglow named after late Prime
Minister Indira Gandhi.
As the controversy peaked, both Congress and Banerjee`s
party accused each other of working in tandem with CPI-M and
the alliance appeared to be on the rocks.
The Congress spokesperson, however, felt that differences
will be resolved ultimately.