Congress Lok Sabha MP Mausam Benazir Noor Thursday advocated alliance between Congress and Trinamool Congress in the next general election to stop the march of BJP in West Bengal.

West Bengal state Congress president Somen Mitra reacting to Noor’s statement said the issue of alliance will be decided by the party high command.

“We (Congress) are trying to forge an alliance of all like minded opposition parties across the country to defeat BJP (in the next Lok Sabha election). In Bengal too I feel in order to stop the march of BJP, we should forge an alliance with TMC,” Noor said addressing a party programme in West Bengal’s Malda district.

“In our party everybody has the right to express their opinion. She has also expressed her opinion. The final decision on this issue will be taken by the AICC,” Mitra later told PTI.

The TMC leadership too declined to comment on Noor’s statement.

The BJP state leadership mocked the statement and said Congress is desperately looking for allies as it is “confident” that it will not be able to win a single seat on its own.

“Just like in other parts of the country where Congress is looking for allies, in Bengal too it is doing the same thing as it is confident that it won’t be able to win a single seat on its own,” BJP state president Dilip Ghosh said.