GOA ELECTIONS: CAN’T FORGE ALLIANCE WITH BIG BROTHER ATTITUDE, SAYS TMC

The TMC is not averse to a larger alliance for opposition unity to take on the BJP in the Goa assembly polls but such a coalition cannot be forged with a “big brother” attitude, TMC leader Sushmita Dev said on Wednesday in an apparent swipe at the Congress.

Dev, the TMC’s co-incharge for Goa, also hit out at the Congress for stating that her party was fracturing the anti-BJP vote and said that by that logic, the Congress had tried to cut into the anti-BJP vote in West Bengal.

The Rajya Sabha member said the Trinamool Congress (TMC) decided to enter the poll fray in Goa at a time the people of the state want to get rid of the BJP and there is a huge sense of “underconfidence” in the Congress for not being able to form the government after the last assembly polls despite being the single largest party.

“Till today, the Congress has not been able to explain that to the people of Goa. When we entered the fray there was a vacuum in a sense — the people did not want the BJP and they were sceptical and pessimistic about the Congress,” Dev told PTI in an interview.

News Source : Hindustan Times

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