Mamata Banerjee ready to support, work with UPA

May 17th, 2009 - 11:02 pm ICT by ANI  

Kolkata, May 17 (ANI): Refusing to indulge in political bargaining, Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said that she is ready to support the new United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre.

“The Trinamool Congress will support and work with the Congress-led government at the Centre. We are not in favour of political bargaining. Even when I became the railway minister during the NDA regime, I did not care for it. I hate bargaining,” Banerjee said at a press conference here.

Banerjee further said that she was happy that the Congress would not have to take the support of the Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPM).

Banerjee, whose party won 19 Lok Sabha seats, said she wanted stability, development, people’s security, a solution to unemployment and electricity crisis.

When asked that RJD chief Lalu Prasad was also seeking the Railway ministry, Banerjee said it was of no consequence to her.

“Let the government work for five years,” she added. (ANI)

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