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Mamata Banerjee to decide about contesting Bihar elections

india Updated: May 24, 2010 23:18 IST

A final decision about the Trinamool Congress forming an electoral alliance with like minded parties to contest the Bihar assembly polls would be taken by party president and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, TC sources said in Kishanganj on Monday.

Trinamool Congress Bihar unit minority cell general secretary Safdar Imam and party leader Nazeem Akhtar told reporters here that the state unit was fully geared up to contest all the 243 assembly seats on its own strength but the final decision whether to go alone or enter tie-up with like minded parties would be taken by Banerjee.

The two leaders claimed that the party base in four districts of Purnea division had increased manifold due to some positive measures taken by Mamata Banerjee to improve the rail links in "Seemanchal" (districts bordering Nepal and Bangladesh) by clearing several pending railway projects.

They said the party would give maximum representation to youth and women during ticket distribution for the state assembly elections.