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Congress, BJP do not want a third force: Mamata Banerjee

Saturday, 26 April 2014 - 10:02pm IST | Agency: PTI

Congress and BJP were playing a "got up match" because neither of the two parties wanted a third face to come to power, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee said today, while claiming that her party would play a vital role in government formation post polls.

"Congress and BJP do not a want third force to raise its head in India. They will play a got-up match forever," Banerjee told a poll meeting in South 24 Parganas district.

"In this election, whatever efforts they make, Trinamool Congress cannot be checked as a third force. It is our target to give an alternative to the country," she said.

Claiming that TMC would spread across India within six months, she said, "While remaining in Bengal, I will make Trinamool Congress a major force in national politics so that in the coming days a people's government is established at the Centre without depending on the Congress and the BJP." She also alleged that the CPI(M), Congress and BJP had formed a secret alliance against her party and said that it would not work as the people were with TMC.

"Congress here does not speak against the CPI(M) and CPI(M) does not oppose Congress. They are also not vocal against BJP. They are only up in arms against us. A section of the media is also with them. Where are the ideals?" Referring to the deaths of two Trinamool Congress supporters in Malda and Burdwan districts yesterday and today respectively, Banerjee alleged the CPI(M) was trying to revive the politics of killings in the state.

"After we came to power, we stopped the politics of killings. CPI(M) is trying to revive it. We will not allow it," she said.

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