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Cong, TC locked in bitter fight in Arunachal

Two allies of the UPA -- Congress and the Trinamool Congress -- are at loggerheads in poll-bound Arunachal Pradesh.

india Updated: Oct 06, 2009 20:36 IST

Two allies of the UPA -- Congress and the Trinamool Congress -- are at loggerheads in poll-bound Arunachal Pradesh.

TC, contesting the October 13 assembly elections for the first time in the state, is trying hard to give a tough fight to the ruling Congress which has all 60 seats in the outgoing House.

Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu today accused the TC of creating confusion by claiming that the party had the blessings of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

"The Trinamool Congress is creating confusion in the minds of voters by claiming that it has the blessings of Sonia Gandhi," Khandu alleged.

He also ruled out the possibility of allying with either the Trinamool Congress or the NCP and said the Congress, contesting all the 60 seats, would secure 45 to 50 seats and form the government without the help of any other party.

Trinamool leader and Union minister of state for Urban Development Saugata Roy, on the other hand, claimed that the Congress would not be able to form the government on its own and would have to take the help of his party.

He also accused the Congress government in the state of being corrupt.

"During Congress rule crores of rupees were given to the state government by the Centre, but the corrupt Congress government misused the funds," Roy alleged.