Kolkata, Feb 27: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday welcomed the proposed alliance between the Left Front and the Congress for the upcoming Assembly polls, not once but six times, as the Opposition launched a coordinated attack on her in the Assembly, a Telegraph report said.
"You, the Congress and CPM, are quite close now, good friends. We are hearing that you will have an alliance, too. Very good, I welcome this," she said, before repeating the words "I am welcoming" five more times.
She also said that she would speak her mind after the alliance becaomes official. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo, who said the elections would mark the beginning of the Left's end, also cautioned the Opposition saying they would be rejected by the voters and their candidates' deposits would be forfeited.
She also reminded the Congress, her former ally, that over 55,00 workers of their party were killed during the three-decade rule of the Left.
According to the report, Banerjee also spoke for 10 minutes less than the time that was allotted to her to speak in the House as the Left and Congress MLAs hurled a volley of questions at her.
She is concerned, hence saying she is not concerned, says Oppn
The Opposition was elated to see the way the chief minister spoke on its electoral understanding. Leader of the Opposition Surjya Kanta Mishra said it was clear that the CM is concerned and hence she was saying that she is not concerned. The Left and Congress MLAs were seen backing each other against the chief minister. Banerjee had to stop her speech 10 minutes before her allotted time because of teh din, something which is unusual.