Statesman News Service
Raiganj, 21 July
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is inviting BJP to the Centre in the next parliamentary elections, said former state housing and PHE minister and state CPI-M leader, Mr Gautam Deb at Sabdhan in Karandighi of North Dinajpur district while addressing a rally for the campaigning of panchayat elections today.
Mr Deb said: "The Assembly elections will be held between November and December in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi and Jharkhand. In such states, there is a possibility of the BJP getting better results than the Congress. We speculate that in the next parliamentary elections, the BJP will have more MPs than the Congress. Being afraid reportedly the Congress leaders are trying to arrange parliamentary elections with assembly elections of the five states in November this year. BJP is also projecting Mr Narendra Modi as the prime minister if NDA comes to power."
"Ms Mamata Banarjee has already developed a relation with the BJP. She has also advised Mr L K Advani to sort out the crisis with the Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. If NDA forms government in the Centre and Mr Narendra Modi is prime minister, then it will be dangerous to our nation. Miss Mamata Banerjee is inviting such crisis. Under these circumstances, the fall of the Congress will not be a cause of merriment to us. We will have to protect the country from BJP. So we need the support of the people." he further said
Mr Deb added: "Since the panchayat elections this year, we are appealing to people to cast votes in favour of the Left Front, to maintain communal harmony in the state. A section of people already could understand the strategy of Miss Mamata Banarjee. So in last two assembly by-elections and two by-elections of Parliamentary seats in Jangipur in Murshidabad and Howrah in the state, the number of votes in favour of Left Front has risen. On the other hand, votes in favour of the Trinamul Congress have reduced in number."
The former small industries minister Mr Manab Mukherjee was also present in this meeting.