Trinamul snubs PM, rejects Cong pact

The Trinamul Congress has snubbed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s overture and ruled out any alliance with the Congress ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Party MP and spokesperson Derek O’Brien said Sunday that Trinamul will go it alone in the polls.

On Saturday, returning from Russia after attending the G-20 summit, Dr Singh set off speculation by saying: “There are no permanent enemies and friends in politics. I don’t rule out alliances.
Mamata Banerjee was a very respectable member of the Congress at one time and as leader of the Trinamul also we were happy to have her in our government.”

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