Kolkata: Union Finance Minister Pranab
Mukherjee on Friday said the Congress, a partner in the Trinamool
Congress-led government in West Bengal, must share equal
responsibility with the senior partner in working for the
"We may be a minor partner, but people will not keep
that in mind. They will make us equally responsible for the
failure and success (of the government)," Mukherjee said at a
WBPCC rally here.
He said while winning the elections was "a day`s work"
running a government was work for "365 days multiplied by
Congratulating former WBPCC president Manas Bhuniya for
steering the party to victory in the Assembly elections,
Mukherjee pointed out that the Congress had done better than
even the CPI(M) by becoming the second largest party in the
"It is certainly an occasion of joy. But at the same
time, people have given us a difficult responsibility of
bringing about development, strengthening the state`s economy,
facilitating industry, creation of employment and developing
health and education sectors. We have to work well so that
people bless us again," the former WBPCC chief said.