Amid the tense situation, Left Front chairman of CPI(M), Biman Bose has come up with a bombastic statement which shocked and surprised many. Hurling his attack on the Congress-Trinamool alliance in the state, Biman Bose claimed that US pressurised Sonia Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee to continue their alliance during West Bengal assembly election 2011.
Enlightening his statement, Mr Bose also asserted, "Not only the grand alliance between the Trinamool and Congress was formed due to the intervention of the US, but several ministers at the centre, including Natwar Singh and Mani Shankar Aiyar, were changed because of US pressure."
Remembering the whistle-blower WikiLeaks' recent revelation on cash-for-votes controversy, Bose claimed, "WikiLeaks leaks revealed that huge money was spent to influence voters during the confidence vote in parliament July 2008." According to Bose, the US "decided to take revenge against the Left Front in Bengal and the alliance between the Congress and the Trinamool Congress was formed."