Calling Trinamool Congress a valued ally of the UPA government, Congress leader, Shakeel Ahmed said, "Mamata a valued ally. No Congress leader said Trinamool Congress to be dumped at the Centre after UP poll." Meanwhile, in the wake of strained ties with Trinamool Congress, Congress also called West Bengal unit chief for consultation on Jan 16.
Citing the news, many started speculating - is Congress' sudden praise for Mamata coming after the astrological prediction which says that Mamata's stars are favouring her and she emerges as a towering figure nationally. If the prediction comes true, the matter could pose some serious troubles for the Congress that is already facing some great resistance from the Didi on certain policy issues.