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Singhvi rules out possibility of alliance between TMC, Cong

12 March, 2018, 05:55 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Congress leader and senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi

Mr Singhvi later said, "Whichever part or place you belong to, the arithmatic, history and geography of this state politically shows a huge anti-BJP commonality".

Congress nominee for Rajya Sabha elections from this state, Abhishek Manu Singhvi who has received support from Trinamul Congress, on Saturday ruled out possibility of an alliance between the two parties. Mr Chowdhury said he had talked with Mr Yechury yesterday and requested him to contest as an independent candidate supported by the Congress and Left parties.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced support to Congress candidate Abhishek Singhvi for 5th seat after naming four party (AITC) candidates for forthcoming Rajya Sabha elections in the state.

However, neither the Congress nor the Left Front has the requisite strength in Bengal assembly to get their candidates elected on their own strength.

"After an hour-long meeting with the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) members at the Assembly premises in Kolkata, Mr Singhvi told reporters that he was proud to be the party nominee for the March 23 Rajya Sabha polls from the state". "Earlier, Trinamool Congress had supported Pradip Bhattacharya in Rajya Sabha polls".




"I am very very thankful to the West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee for her support to my candidature", he said.

Stating that if BJP targets Bengal, her party would target the Red Fort in 2019, Banerjee said, "I will ask them (BJP) to manage Delhi first and then think about Bengal".

Singhvi said he was proud to be nominated from the land of Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna, Rammohan Roy and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Announcing the names of four TMC candidates for the polls at the party's extended core committee meeting in Kolkata, she said, "Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Kapil Sibal (also of the Congress) have fought many court cases for us".

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