The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has vowed to oust the government at the Centre after the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and asserted that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would be one of the key architects of the change of guard.
The ruling TMC, in an editorial in its mouthpiece ‘Jago Bangla’, also said on the occasion of India’s 75th Independence Day that the opposition across the nation is trying to come together on one platform and float an alternative front.
In the editorial, the party informed, “On the 75th Independence Day, we should vow to change the colour of the government in New Delhi in 2024, and indeed Mamata Banerjee would be one of the prime architects behind it.”
Lashing out at the Centre over the recent Pegasus snooping row, it said the Centre evaded a discussion on the issue in Parliament.
“The government is eavesdropping on telephonic conversations of politicians, and does not want to discuss this in Parliament… The atmosphere of divisive and communal politics in the country is alarming,” the TMC said.
In another editorial in ‘Jago Bangla’ today, the party said it favours a national-level alliance “in the interest of the country”.
“We are in favour of the coming together of non-BJP, democratic and secular parties. Our leader Mamata Banerjee went to Sonia Gandhi’s residence in New Delhi and held a meeting because we want unity. Rahul Gandhi, too, was present there. We are not talking about an alliance without the Congress in it,” it said.
The TMC also refuted allegations of not being serious about opposition unity as it remained absent from a few programmes convened by Congress recently, contending that the ruling party in West Bengal should be given “worthy respect” in an alliance.
“We don’t need to prove our anti-BJP credentials… that is established inside and outside Parliament. But, we want synergy of certain principles and methods. Suddenly, if someone calls and asks us to participate in a march, that will not work in the case of TMC,” it said in the editorial.
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