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Sonia to decide on joining Bengal government: Congress

kolkata Updated: May 13, 2011 23:26 IST

Congress general secretary Shakeel Ahmed on Friday said party president Sonia Gandhi will take the final call on joining the West Bengal government led by Trinamool Congress.

"Sonia Gandhi will take a final call on joining the state government led by Trinamool Congress. But before the party high command comes to any decision, we will discuss the matter with state Congress leaders and party legislators," Ahmed said.

The Trinamool and Congress alliance registered a landslide victory in the Bengal assembly polls, dislodging the over three-decade-old Left Front government.

After the victory, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee said the Congress and Socialist Unity Centre of India-Communist (SUCI-C) will be part of her cabinet.

"We haven't received any formal invitation till now. We will take the decisions of whether to join the government within two-three days. But we will provide unconditional support to the Trinamool Congress government in the state," said Ahmed.