Gujarat results prove lack of Congress relevance in leading any national front: Trinamool

Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS): The results of the Gujarat Assembly elections have proved that Congress has lost its relevance to lead any national front against the BJP for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress said.

Trinamool leaders also claimed that the Gujarat results also prove that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is the only credible face against the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to lead a "third alternative a democratic, progressive and secular" alternative against the BJP at the national level.

"In Gujarat, the main fight was between the BJP and the Congress and the latter had a lot to prove there. But despite making some progress in Himachal Pradesh, the Congress failed miserably in Gujarat. On one hand, the Congress is conducting Bharat Jodo movement to unite India. But it failed to unite Gujarat.

"Congress should introspect. Those who failed in Gujarat will never be able to control Lok Sabha through its own decisions and strategies," Trinamool state General Secretary and spokesman Kunal Ghosh said soon after the results in Gujarat indicated a landslide victory for the BJP and the worst-ever results for the Congress.

He also said that the Gujarat results prove that right now, Banerjee is the only alternative against Modi to lead a third alternative at the national level.

"It is yet again proved that Trinamool Congress is the most relevant and important alternative in case of a third anti-BJP alternative for a democratic, progressive and secular force. Only Mamata Banerjee, a seven-time Lok Sabha member, four-time Union minister and three-time Chief Minister, is the only alternative face against Narendra Modi," Ghosh said.

State Congress leadership, however, have rubbished Ghosh's claim, saying that Trinamool should first try to expand its base outside West Bengal before aiming an important berth in national politics.

"Trinamool Congress's base anywhere outside West Bengal is zero. So, the party leadership should first focus on this factor before questioning the credibility of Congress," said state Congress leader Kaustav Ghosal.

Political observers feel that at a point of time, the Trinamool was fast losing its space in the anti-BJP national forum especially after its decision to refrain from voting in the polls for election of the Vice President, and the party leadership is viewing Gujarat polls results as an opportunity to regain that lost space.

"However, it is too early to make any prediction on this count," senior political observer Arundhati Mukherjee said.



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  • myna, mysuru

    Fri, Dec 09 2022

    Mamata is weary of the Congress for staying second in the Gujarat race which failed the desire of many including her to ensure a "Congress Mukth Bharath". As a Team leader, she is a failure. We have seen how she damaged the Railway Ministry as its Minister in the UPA by spending all her time and the ministerial perquisites to win the West Bengal elections. She did not allow her successor to function in the ministry thereafter. She expresses her frustration whenever she sees congress bouncing back as the winner or the main opposition party in every election, a decision taken by the voters which are unpalatable for her.

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