We are still a part of UPA: Mamata Banerjee

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Kolkata, May 6 (ANI): Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee has reiterated that her party is still a part of the UPA coalition at the Centre despite snapping ties with the Congress party for the upcoming Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls.

Addressing media persons here on Wednesday, Banerjee said: "We made commitments to support the UPA government. We had the commitment that we would be part of the UPA government if we would win the Parliamentary elections. We have been working according to our commitment."

Mamata claimed that she and her party have always tried to maintain the alliance and worked hard accordingly.

She, however, virtually accused the Congress of being an unreliable ally which had even formed a government with the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) in the past.All this, even as she lured state Congress working president Subrata Mukherjee into the Trinamool fold, signaling a coup ahead of the civic polls in Bengal on May 30.

Mukherjee had resigned from his post and joined TMC on the contention the Congress party had shown soft corner for the ruling Left Front in the state.

On May 2, while announcing candidates for all 141 seats in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections, Banerjee had blamed the Congress party, which has already released a list of 88 candidates, for the collapse of alliance in the civic polls.

The break-up between the TMC and the Congress party for the Kolkata civic polls is a dent to the consolidation of an anti-communist front in the state. (ANI)

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