Congress-led coalition will form govt, says Mamata Banerjee

May 11th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI  

Rahul Gandhi Kolkata/Shimla, May 11 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) Chief Mamata Banerjee has expressed confidence that the Congress-led coalition will form government without Communists’ support.

Addressing a news conference here on Sunday, Banerjee said, “Congress-Trinamool Congress alliance will remain strong. Congress will form the government without the help of the Left parties.”

Banerjee was reportedly upset after Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi had expressed hopes of forging a post-poll alliance with the Left Front.

However, communist leaders have however ruled out any tie up with the Congress.

Meanwhile on the sidelines of a public rally in Shimla, Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma ruled out any change in the leadership of the new government if the UPA returned to power.

“Congress will form the government, Congress will lead the collation. It’s nominee will be the Prime Minister. Prime minister will be Dr. Manmohan Singh, we don’t accept any conditions this is non-negotiable for the Indian National Congress.” he added. (ANI)

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