Cong plays down WB unit`s offensive against TMC
The Congress MP and wife of ailing Congress leader PR Dasmunsh had alleged that the Trinamool Congress was acting as a `B` team of the CPI(M).
New Delhi: Congress on Thursday sought to mollify ally Mamata Banerjee by describing remarks of its West Bengal leaders against her party as "individual" views and expressed confidence that there was "nothing wrong" with the alliance.
"Nothing has gone wrong between Trinamool Congress and Congress. Even if there are certain differences on some issues, we will sort out," party spokesperson Rashid Alvi said.
Asked about party MP Deepa Dasmunshi`s caustic observation yesterday that Trinamool Congress is acting as the `B` team of the CPI-M, Alvi said, "the views expressed by some people are their individuals opinions. The party`s stand is what the spokesperson says."
The Congress MP and wife of ailing Congress leader PR Dasmunsh had alleged that the Trinamool Congress was acting as a `B` team of the CPI(M) over FDI in retail issue and Lokpal Bill.
The remarks had come a day after the state Congress threatened to launch a statewide agitation on the issue of renaming Indira Bhavan in Kolkata.
The acrimony deepened with Trinamool Congress Minister Madan Mitra today daring Congress MPs and MLAs to resign and seek a fresh mandate if "they have the guts".
The West Bengal Chief Minister, however, refused to be drawn into the war of words.
"I will not make the state secretariat a political platform to reply (to Congress diatribe). If you have any question you can ask my party leaders Mukul Roy or Partha Chatterjee," Banerjee said, when a reporter drew his attention to Congress attack.