During former prime minister AB Vajpayee's tenure, between 1999 and 2004, Trinamool was part of the ruling NDA and Banerjee was a minister at the Centre. While she has changed camp since, the BJP appears to be contemplating a renewal of ties.
"West Bengal has a genuine case for special economic bailout package," Singh said on Monday. "But my question to Mamata Banerjee is why is she praying for the package again and again just to be turned down? She should withdraw support from the government and BJP would whole-heartedly back her demand in Parliament."
Claiming that the Union government is burdened with corruption, Singh said Banerjee should not share that burden.