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Trinamool Congress dismisses that it reached understanding with BJP

Thursday, 12 June 2014 - 4:33pm IST | Agency: PTI

The Trinamool Congress today dismissed that it has reached an understanding with the BJP in Rajya Sabha where the NDA does not have majority. "There is no basis in it," all India TMC General Secretary Mukul Roy told PTI, referring to CPI(M) leader Mohammad Selim's remark.

The CPI(M) Lok Sabha MP and Central Committee member while reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's praise for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee yesterday, had told a local TV channel that it was aimed at enlisting TMC's support in the Rajya Sabha. 

He also alleged that TMC has reached an understanding with the BJP government at the Centre in the Upper House where the NDA did not enjoy majority. "It's a baseless allegation. I do not like to reply to what he has said. They have been rejected by the people in the elections. They have become irrelevant as a political force," Roy who is the chairman of TMC Parliamentary Party in the Lok Sabha said.

"Centre and state relationship is a different matter while political opposition is another. We will go by our own policies. We are neither with the BJP-led NDA nor with the Congress. This was our stand in the last Parliament also," Roy whose party has 34 Lok Sabha MPs and 12 Rajya Sabha members said.




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