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Senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sudip Bandopadhyay said after a meeting of party leaders here on Friday that the party would tread its own path keeping distance from both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Bandopadhyay, however, said the party was not talking about a third front as of now and warned that the Congress should not believe that it is the “Big Boss” of the opposition.
TMC does not consider Congress as the Big Boss of the opposition
After a meeting at TMC chief Mamata Banerjee’s residence, Bandopadhyay said that in the coming days the party would hold discussions with powerful regional parties to chalk out a strategy to take on the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. “We will go our own way, keeping distance from the Congress and the BJP. We are not talking about forming a third front as of now… The Congress should not feel that it is the ‘Big Boss’ of the opposition front,” he told reporters. Is.”
Sudip Bandyopadhyay said that Mamata Banerjee would hold a meeting with powerful regional parties to fight the BJP. He said that in both the Panchayat elections to be held this year and the Lok Sabha elections to be held next year, the party will prove to the country how it can single-handedly stop the BJP in West Bengal.
Akhilesh reaches Kolkata for non-Congress third front
Let us tell you that Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav met Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata today. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will also meet Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who heads the Biju Janata Dal, next week. Their strategy is aimed at countering the BJP’s attempt to portray Congress MP Rahul Gandhi as the prominent leader of a group of opposition parties. Other opposition parties now suspect that the BJP is using Rahul Gandhi to target them.
On the other hand, Akhilesh Yadav has confirmed that he wants to maintain equal distance from both Congress and BJP. Akhilesh Yadav told reporters in Kolkata, “In Bengal, we are with Mamata didi. Our stand right now is that we want to maintain equal distance from both BJP and Congress.”