Kolkata, Mar. 7 (ANI): Drawing parallels between a watermelon and the Congress’ condition in West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday alleged that the grand old party has formed a ‘shameless alliance’ with the CPI (M) in the state which goes to polls next month.
“The Congress Party in Bengal is like watermelon, they are green from outside and red inside. They have got this alliance with CPI (M), it is a shameless alliance, we all know they have always been together like the watermelons,” TMC leader Dereck O Brien told ANI.
He further attacked the grand old party for not having an alliance in Kerala.
“In Kerala, they should not have any elections, the Congress and the CPI (M) should have a meeting in Delhi and decide who will fight how many seats each one will win, nevertheless the people of Bengal would expose this,” he said.
With the Congress and CPI (M) yet to formally announce a tie-up for the West Bengal Assembly polls, the final outcome of the discussions for an alliance is likely to be clear by next week.
The assembly elections in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Assam and Union Territory of Puducherry will be held between April 4 and May 16 spread over 43 days.
Counting of votes in the four states and Puducherry will be held on May 19. (ANI)