Mukerjee in an interview to a news channel said that it was possible that Banerjee would emerge as the next head of the state after the electoral rout of the Left after three decades. He also said, "We (the Congress) have no problems with that (Banerjee as chief minister)."
When asked if she would make a good head of government given her 'difficult' personality, he said, "I don't want to make judgments. But after all, position brings responsibility."
When asked on the allegations that label Mamata Banerjee as 'anti industrialisation', Mukherjee said, "Singur and Nandigram became political issues. Mamata initiated lots of development projects when she was the railway minister."