Will campaign in Kerala to expose Congress-CPIM nexus, says Mamata

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Kolkata, March 5: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she will campaign in Kerala in this year's Assembly election to "expose" the nexus between the Congress and CPI(M).

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The Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo said this while announcing the list of her party's candidates in the Assembly elections starting April 4. Kerala, on the other hand, will go to a single-phase election on May 16, along with Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

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The results will be declared on May 19.

"The Congress and CPI(M) have made an unethical alliance. Even if it is not formalised but they have been working together, taking out joint rallies. I will campaign in Kerala to expose their nexus," Banerjee said while announcing the candidates' list soon after the Election Commission (EC) announced the schedule of elections in five states this year.

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West Bengal Congress leader Om Prakash Mishra replied on Banerjee's remark on Bengali news channel ABP Ananda, saying her campaign in Kerala would be for the BJP.

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Banerjee took a dig at the opponent parties, asking why were they fighting in Kerala if they are together in Bengal. "Why fight at all? Why don't they share the seats in Kerala among themselves and take the name of Marxist Congress Party?" the TMC chief said.

She also slammed the BJP, saying the Opposition parties were working in hand in gloves and trying to ruin her government's good work.

Banerjee also expressed displeasure over the six-phase (actually seven) polling in Bengal, saying it was a conspiracy against Bengal. She, however, desisted from targetting the EC and took on the political opponents instead.

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