Sharad Pawar advised Congress-to ally with TMC in Bengal

Abhijit Ray, Kolkata:Mamata Banerjee is the leader of the people. Ask the state leadership to accept his leadership. If necessary, I will go to West Bengal and personally talk to the CPI(M) and state Congress leadership. The Congress and the CPI(M) should take on Mamata in the Assembly. But let’s fight against the BJP in the Lok Sabha under Mamata’s leadership. Maharashtra strongman and NCP chief Sharad Pawar met Rahul Gandhi and Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday to discuss the petition.Explaining the future of the alliance at the party’s national working committee meeting on Thursday, he said, “We have to put up one candidate against another. Only then can the BJP be defeated. I will go to the states where there is a problem in alliance and fight with the allies. So that there is only one candidate against the BJP in the entire country. Pawar met Rahul and Kharge a day after he made his intentions public at the party’s national working committee meeting. In the discussion on Bengal, he argued that Mamata Banerjee’s popularity is unquestionable.This was proved in the last Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. In such a situation, if the Left and Congress come to the fight against Mamata, it will send a negative message to the people. This cannot be allowed to happen. I am ready to talk to Adhir Chowdhury and Sitaram Yechury. ”The Congress and the CPI(M) will fight Mamata in the Assembly but let’s fight together in the Lok Sabha. It will be possible to unite the anti-BJP people. Rahul Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge responded to Pawar’s request, sources said. He also offered to contest in Delhi and Punjab in alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party. In Maharashtra, he will fight the BJP in alliance with the Congress and Uddhav Thackeray. Pawar offered to discuss the seat-sharing arrangement now. The two top Congress leaders are learnt to have assured Strongman that they would start discussions on seat-sharing once the five-state polls are over. Meanwhile, there is good news for the Congress. The K Chandrasekhar Rao-led BRS (BRS) is breaking down every day in Telangana. Around 100 party leaders, including an MLA, joined the Congress.