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No alliance can dislodge Left govt: Buddhadeb

The CM has dubbed the anti-Left alliance of opposition parties as a case of Gandhi joining hands with Godse.

kolkata Updated: Jan 04, 2006 14:34 IST

West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya is confident that no alliance of opposition parties can dislodge the Left Front government in the coming assembly elections. He termed the grand alliance as a case of Mahatma Gandhi joining hands with Nathuram Godse.

At a function to mark the 40 years of party mouthpiece Ganashakti, Bhattacharya said on Tuesdaythat the opposition parties are scrambling for an alliance, which is akin to a pact between Gandhi and Godse (the Mahatma's assassin).

There is a proposal for an alliance between the Congress and Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress, with the latter continuing to remain an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Later reacting to the remarks of the chief minister, Mamata Banerjee said thatBhattacharya was worried by her efforts to form an alliance with all rival forces, including the Congress, since the move could cause electoral reverses for the Left.