TC says it is not bargaining for ministerial berths
Trinamool Congress on Thursday said it was not bargaining for ministerial berths in the new government with a senior party leader maintaining that the party forged electoral ties with Congress in West Bengal without any precondition.
"I know my leader (Mamata Banerjee) very well. She has already made it clear that she will not bargain for ministerial berths," Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly Partho Chatterjeee told PTI.
"Our party has not set any conditions," he said.
He parried a question on whether Banerjee herself would join the Cabinet, saying "I do not know because I am not part of the Trinamool Parliamentary party."
Asked whether Trinamool Congress would demand president's rule in West Bengal, Chatterjee evaded a direct reply but said the Left Front must go because the verdict has gone totally against them.
"If they are bad in Delhi, they are bad in West Bengal also," he said. Referring to "political atrocities" in West Bengal, he said "if they go on on their own it is all right, if not we will raise our voice.