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Cong had left 28 of 42 LS seats to Trinamool in 2009

A day after Mamata Banerjee accused it of acting as an "agent" of CPI(M) by breaking the alliance for the May 30 Kolkata civic polls, Congress today said such utterances are not examples of political courtesy.



Kolkata: A day after Trinamool Congress chief
Mamata Banerjee accused it of acting as an "agent" of CPI(M)
by breaking the alliance for the May 30 Kolkata civic polls,
Congress today said such utterances are not examples of
political courtesy.

"If we help them then we are good, otherwise we become
the agent of the CPI-M. Such utterances are painful to us. It
is not an example of political courtesy," CLP leader Manas
Bhunia told a press conference here.

"Of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state, we had left 28
to TC in 2009 although it had only one MP at that time, while
we had six MPs... We made sacrifices and helped the Trinamool
Congress grow from one MP to 19 MPs in the 2009 Lok Sabha
poll," he said.

The Congress had sought 21 of the 142 seats which it had
won in 2005 Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections and 30
seats in which it came second, he said. "Nothing can be more
reasonable than this."

Bhunia said it was not the Congress which had broken the
alliance for the May 30 polls, but it was the TC which had
unilaterally announced its list leaving just 25 seats to the
Congress.

Banerjee had yesterday rung down the curtains on its
alliance with the Congress saying no alliance existed between
the two parties, though TC`s alliance at the Centre would
continue `as long as we can get due honour`.

She had also announced candidates for all the 141 seats
in the KMC.

PTI

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