TMC rally: We won't support Cong or BJP after polls, says Mamata

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TMC rally: Mamata Banerjee slams UPA govt
New Delhi, March 12: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is organising a rally in New Delhi's Ramlila Maidan. Activist Anna Hazare was supposed to attend the event, but he opted out of it at the last moment due to health reasons.

We are a poor party: Mamata

"We are a poor party. We don't have money to spend for elections like what Congress and BJP do", Mamata said, adding that TMC, however, doesn't make false promises like the two big national parties. "We will not support Congress or BJP after elections", said Mamata.

Mamata rubbishes Gujarat model

"Gujarat model of development won't work in the entire country", said Mamata adding that BJP and Congress are spending crores to win elections.

"Both BJP and Congress and corrupt and they can't run the country", said Mamata.

Anna Hazare's absence has, indeed, affected the TMC rally's crowd strength. Meanwhile, senior TMC leader Mukul Roy met Anna Hazare at Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi.

More rallies in the line

At the rally, the TMC chief revealed her plans to organise rallies across the country. "We organised the rally not as a show of strength", she said at the rally.

"UPA govt has done nothing for the poor. We will never let people down,"she said.

The rally in national capital is an indication that Mamata is looking for political roles outside West Bengal. At the rally, Mamata is expected to unveil her "national agenda."

Mamata had earlier revealed that she expects her party to be the third largest in the new Lok Sabha, after the two big parties Congress and the BJP.

TMC is fielding candidates in at least eight states, apart from West Bengal this LS polls and is expected to name candidates for all seven seats in Delhi.

The rally today is expected to feature Anna Hazare's 17-point agenda for clean governance. The 76-year-old recently voiced his support for Mamata, praising her simplicity, austere life and leadership qualities.

"BJP is not the alternative to Congress. Congress is not the alternative to BJP. Trinamool is the only alternative in the country today," Mamata had told a massive rally in Kolkata last month.

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