The Trinamool Congress supremo, Mamata Banerjee’s decision to field the Ficci secretary general, Amit Mitra, as one of the candidates in the Bengal assembly elections proves her continuing affinity to the BJP, according to CPI(M) politburo member, Sitaram Yechury.
“Otherwise a good friend of mine, Mitra made an offer to the Gujarat chief minister, Narendra Modi to showcase the state as an ideal investment destination in the UK. He reached the UK much before Modi arrived and made all attempts to showcase Gujarat,” Yechury said at a press conference here on Friday.
Yechury also pointed out that after Gujarat became the new destination of Tata Motors’ Nano project upon its exit from Singur in the Hooghly district, Mitra described it as the right destination for the project.
He further claimed that Banerjee’s dalliances with the BJP was proved yet again in 2001, when immediately after the defeat of the Congress-Trinamool alliance in the state assembly polls, she switched back to the BJP-lead NDA.
“The track record of Trinamool Congress and the selection of its poll nominees, doubtlessly prove her affinity to the BJP. The saffron party made its political entry in West Bengal riding on Trinamool, which is now hand-in-glove with the Maoists and other divisive forces,” Yechury said.