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Bihar polls: TMC wants Nitish Kumar to win


Kolkata, Oct 27: Trinamool Congress on Tuesday, Oct 27 reaffirmed its support for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the Assembly polls and said the communal forces needed to be "defeated".

"Our main focus is on Bihar poll presently. We want Nitish Kumar to win. We feel that the communal forces in the country need to be defeated. We have always stood by the minorities," TMC leader and state urban development minister Firhad Hakim said. [Bihar Election 2015: Special Coverage]


Hakim's comment followed party supremo Mamata Banerjee's appeal to Bihar voters two days back to re-elect Nitish Kumar.

Asked why TMC is not directly attacking the BJP on the issue of communalism like other parties, Hakim said, "Why would we attack BJP, when they are completely irrelevant in Bengal? Why would we do it? We have condemned the incident of Dadri long back".


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