The rift between Trinamool Congress and Congress further widened today with a TC union minister Sisir Adhikari saying that Congress will get "VRS" in the next Lok Sabha polls.
"VRS is not taken by any political party, but is given by people. In many states Congress has been given VRS by the people. They will get VRS in 2014 parliamentary elections," the union minister of state for rural development said.
He was reacting to Congress leader and union minister Jairam Ramesh's remark that Congress "has not taken VRS from the state" made at a party conference here during the day and also in 'junglemahal' on Saturday.
Another TC leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay demanded that Congress high command rein in a section of state Congress leaders who were "out to discredit" the state government.
"This is a wrong message to the alliance. If they have grievances they may talk to the chief minister," the union minister of state for health said.
"At a time when a Lok Sabha by-election is due on November 30, the Congress rally has only strengthened the hands of the CPI-M," he said.