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Trinamool still a valuable ally: Congress

IANS  New Delhi, September 18, 2012
First Published: 21:20 IST(18/9/2012) | Last Updated: 21:22 IST(18/9/2012)

The Congress on Tuesday called the Trinamool Congress "a valuable ally," minutes of party supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced her party's decision to withdraw support to the UPA government.

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"Till a final decision is taken, we still consider the Trinamool a valuable ally," Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi told reporters in New Delhi.

"The issues raised by Mamata Banerjee will be discussed with the government," Dwivedi said, stressing that the matter would "indeed" be discussed with the government.

Banerjee had announced in Kolkata that her party ministers will resign from the government on Friday and that her party was withdrawing support to the United Progressive Alliance-2 government headed by the Congress.


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