Kolkata: With Trinamool Congress chief
Mamata Banerjee hitting out at the party ahead of the civic
election in West Bengal, the Congress on Wednesday denied it was
responsible for the break up of the alliance.
"Congress did not want to snap the alliance. Certain
circumstances led to the situation. But one civic election is
not the last word," WBPCC working president Pradip
Bhattacharya told reporters here.
On its leader Subrata Mukherjee joining TC holding it
responsible for nixing the alliance with TC for the civic
polls, Bhattacharya said, "he (Mukherjee) was always
"He had seen the candidate lists. There was no CPI(M)
conspiracy in it. He even gave his sister`s bio-data to me for
contesting from ward no 87 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation."
Stating that he did not want to blame anyone,
Bhattacharya said during the campaign for civic election,
Congress would highlight the "failure" of CPI(M) in running
the city civic body.
The Congress government at the Centre contributed to
the development of the metropolis "whether it was Metro or the
Circular Rail or transport under Jawaharlal Nehru National
Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM)", he claimed.