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Is Mamata ready to accept Cong-Left alliance, BJP asks TC

india Updated: Apr 16, 2009 21:52 IST

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The BJP on Friday asked its former ally Trinamool Congress to decide whether it would be with Congress, which has indicated that its option of taking the help of the Left in forming the next government at the Centre is open.

"Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said yesterday he had a good experience working with the Left. This indicates that he is keeping the option open and Congress and CPI-M will help each other to form government at the Centre," BJP National spokesperson S S Ahluwalia told reporters in Kolkata.

"The Prime Minister has said as captain of the ship it could not sail without Left fuel. TC chief Mamata Banerjee has to decide whether she is on board," he said.

"Congress and CPI-M are one. To remove the CPI-M, the people will have to remove the Congress as well. Mamata who had earlier dubbed Congress as the B team of CPI-M, has allied with it," he remarked.