Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge engaged in discussions with West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday, signaling a potential resolution to the ongoing impasse between the two parties over seat-sharing for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh expressed confidence that the parties "will find a way forward." The statement follows Banerjee's announcement that TMC will contest the elections in West Bengal independently.
Ramesh highlighted the shared objective of the INDIA bloc, emphasizing the need to defeat the BJP in West Bengal and other parts of the country. He stated that Congress president Kharge's conversation with Banerjee aimed at finding a common ground to achieve this goal. Ramesh also expressed the Congress's eagerness to have Mamata Banerjee participate in the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, even if for a brief period, emphasizing her integral role in the opposition bloc.
The development indicates a potential thaw in the strained relations between Congress and TMC, with both parties recognizing the significance of unity in countering the BJP. Banerjee's presence is seen as crucial to the INDIA bloc, and her role in shaping the alliance has been acknowledged by Congress leaders.
(With Agency Inputs)