‘Should have alliance with TMC in Bengal Election’ : Moily
Bengaluru: Veteran Congress leader M Veerappa Moily on Wednesday said Congress should have struck an alliance with TMC in the recent West Bengal Assembly Elections, even as he expressed anguish over ‘ad-hocism’ in the grand old outfit.
The former Union Minister also sought action against West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury for the poll debacle in Bengal, describing him as a “weak leader with no grass-root touch”
Mr. Moily cited wrong selection of alliance for the ‘wipe-out’ of the party in the state, where it had aligned with the left and Indian Secular Front (ISF).
Referring to Mamata Banerjee as “our lady”- she was with congress before floating TMC- he said his party could have had “better liaison” with her despite the fact that “she may have taken our MLAs (earlier)”
“when she is fighting against the BJP, our right partner would have been Mamata” , former Karnataka Chief Minister said.
Attacking Adhir, Mr. Moily said he has “no grass root touch” and is “credited as a leader only for using abuse words against Mamata Banerjee”
“That was not appreciated by people and our party cadre. Even our own voters shifted away to Mamata in our strongholds where traditionally Congress used to get elected” he said.
“And the man (Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury) is not punished. He continues to be PCC President, and leader of Congress in Lok Sabha. Who will care for the party if you don’t take action and make them accountable” Moily asked.
Making no secret of his displeasure, Veerappa Moily said the Congress tends to make the same mistakes in selection of candidates in elections.
“we should our leaders in various states depending on their ability to rising cash (resources) and capable of mobilizing their respective caste. I don’t think the Congress can win elections like this” he further said.
(With input PTI and NDTV)