Pity that Congress and TMC fighting each other

The son of Union Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee, Abijit Mukherjee Thursday said it was `unfortunate` that his party and ally Trinamool Congress are fighting each other in the civic polls.

Last Updated: May 31, 2012, 14:16 PM IST

Suri: Congress leader and son of Union Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee, Abijit Mukherjee Thursday said it was `unfortunate` that his party and ally Trinamool Congress are fighting each other in the civic polls to some municipalities in West Bengal.
"It is unfortunate that this time the two parties are fighting against each other. It is not clear who will gain from the division of votes," Mukherjee, the Congress MLA from Nalhati in Birbhum district, told PTI while campaigning for party candidates for the Nalhati municipality elections.

Asked whether the allies would join hands to form the civic board in Nalhati if none of them got majority, he said "this will depend on the situation after the declaration of results."

Asked about the personal attack on him by the Trinamool Congress leaders during the election campaign he said, "Everybody saw their behaviour. They behaved according to their taste and education. I am not bothered."
The Congress and Trinamool Congress are fighting each in all the 15 wards of the municipality.
In the last civic body election, the Congress had bagged 11 of the 15 seats.

But after the Lok Sabha election nine Congress councillors including Chairman Biplob Ojha joined the Trinamool Congress and the power of the civic body was transferred to it.

PTI