Congress attacks Mamata over 'No UPA' remark
Asked if Pawar should be declared as the UPA chairperson, Mamata Banerjee said, “What UPA? There is no UPA now. What is UPA? What will he do sitting there?”
New Delhi: Congress has begun political attacks against West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee over her 'No United Progressive Alliance (UPA)' remark in Mumbai after she met with NCP chief Shard Pawar.
Mamata Banerjee sent shockwaves across the Congress camp on Wednesday by saying the UPA does not exist anymore. Asked if Pawar should be declared as the UPA chairperson, Mamata Banerjee said, “What UPA? There is no UPA now. What is UPA? What will he do sitting there?”
Congress LoP in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, said, "We've tried to include them (TMC) in various socio-political issues where Congress made its name. The opposition should not get divided and fight amongst themselves, we have to fight against BJP together".
Digvijaya Singh said the Congress party is inevitable in the fight against BJP. He said, "Our fight is against the ruling party (BJP). Those who want to join us,should come with us and those who don't want to join us are free to do so...can any political alliance formed against BJP be without participation of Congress?".
Mamata Banerjee has inducted promiment leaders from Congress, JDU into her party. A day earlier, Banerjee had met Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray and Sena MP Sanjay Raut.
Earlier, during an interaction with civil society members at the Yashwantrao Chavan Centre, she said her party will not fight elections wherever regional parties are strong. “If all the regional parties are together, then it is very easy to defeat the BJP,” she said