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Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress To Abstain From Voting

Jagdeep Dhankar, Himanta Sarma and Mamata Banerjee meet in Darjeeling (File)

New Delhi:

Mamata Banerjee’s get together right this moment stated it should abstain from voting within the Vice President election, through which the ruling BJP’s candidate is Jagdeep Dhankhar, the Governor of Bengal. The Vice Presidential election can be held on August 6. Jagdeep Dhankhar’s opposition rival is Congress veteran Margaret Alva.

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhijit Banerjee, a Trinamool Congress MP, stated the get together had unanimously determined to not assist both Mr Dhankhar or Margaret Alva.

“The query of supporting the NDA (BJP-led Nationwide Democratic Alliance) candidate does not even come up. The best way the opposition candidate was determined with out correct session and deliberation with a celebration which has 35 MPs in each the homes, we have now determined unanimously to abstain from the voting course of,” Mr Banerjee instructed reporters.

The Trinamool Congress’s gorgeous transfer comes days after a gathering in Darjeeling that includes an unlikely forged of characters – Mamata Banerjee, her Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma and Mr Dhankhar.

Mr Dhankhar, stated sources, requested Mamata Banerjee to assist him. 

Whereas the Trinamool Congress’s stand does not assist the opposition in any respect, Mr Dhankhar’s elevation as Vice President of India can be a godsend for Mamata Banerjee.

The Chief Minister and Mr Dhankhar have clashed relentlessly over the previous three years, with Ms Banerjee accusing the governor of hounding her and her authorities on the occasion of the ruling BJP on the centre.

“On one aspect is NDA’s Dhankhar, on the opposite aspect is Margaret Alva. There was a consensus that with Dhankhar’s conduct and heavy bias, his assault on the individuals of Bengal previously three years…there isn’t a approach we will assist the NDA candidate,” Mr Banerjee stated.

“However, the opposition candidate was determined with out us being consulted. A senior chief reached out to Mamata Banerjee however solely after the assembly,” he stated.



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