CPI-M mocks Mamata’s announcement of withdrawing support

September 18th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday mocked Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee’s decision to pull out from the government, saying that she has still kept a window open till Friday for “reconsidering” her decision.

“If she is really withdrawing support, she could have done it. What is the meaning of providing a window by saying that if they will reconsider if the UPA decides to roll back? It is nothing but keeping a window for future,” CPI-M central committee member Mohammed Salim told IANS.

An aggressive Banerjee Tuesday withdrew her Trinamool Congress’ support to the Congress-led UPA government.

Banerjee, however, provided a breather to Congress by saying that her party would “rethink” their decision if their four demands - providing 24 subdised cooking gas cylinders to each family, withdrawal of diesel price hike, roll back of retail FDI and decrease in price of fertilizers - are met.

However, Communist Party of India welcomed Banerjee’s bold decision.

“We thank Mamata Banerjee for taking a bold decision,” CPI MP Gurudas Dasgupta said.

Left ally Forward Bloc, however said they would refrain from commenting till Friday.

“How can we comment before the game is completely over? We have to wait till Friday to see the final outcome,” Forward Bloc general secretary Debabrata Biswas told IANS.

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