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Kanhaiya campaigning for Left will not affect TMC in WB polls: Mamata

West Bengal 2016 Updated: Mar 08, 2016 11:49 IST
Assembly elections 2016

File Photo of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Trinamool leader Mukul Roy.(PTI)

Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has said that JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar campaigning for the Left parties during the assembly elections “not have any impact” on the prospect of her party.

“Let them come. How does it matter? It is a democratic country. Anyone can come for campaigning. It will not have any impact on the prospect of TMC,” the West Bengal chief minister said on Friday.

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury had said in Delhi that Kumar, as a Left activist, will “campaign” for the Left parties in the five states where elections are due this year.

West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will go to polls in April and May.

Kumar is a leader of All India Students’ Federation, the students’ wing of CPI.

“Our people also fought for them in Parliament,” she said referring to the the party MPs who protested against the government action on Kumar in Parliament.

“Let them think about Kerala first. I have decided to go to Kerala and expose the nexus between Congress and CPI(M),” she said.

Talks are on about a tie-up between Congress and CPI(M) for the Assembly polls in West Bengal but the two parties are rivals in Kerala which will also go to polls.