By-poll results show people want TC-Cong alliance in WB
Kolkata: The results of the 10 assembly
by-elections in West Bengal once again proved that the people
wanted the Trinamool Congress-Congress alliance and the ruling
Left Front was losing popularity, Union Finance Minister
Pranab Mukherjee said here on Wednesday.
"The anti-Left alliance led by Trinamool Congress was
successful in the last Lok Sabha election, by-election and
municipal poll. This election again proved that the CPI(M)-led
LF is losing popularity and the people want the TC-Congress
alliance," he said.
Asked whether he felt that Chief Minister Buddhadeb
Bhattacharjee should advance the assembly elections in the
state, due in 2011, Mukherjee replied, "I'm not the chief
minister. What he does will depend on his own decision."
Mukherjee, the WBPCC president, was talking to
reporters at the Congress office after launch of the party's