TMC to go to it alone in LS polls: Mamata


PTI, Kolkata :
Kickstarting her party’s Lok Sabha campaign from a mammoth rally here, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said her party would go it alone in the polls and renewed her call for a federal front.
The West Bengal chief minister also said that the Trinamool Congress was the only alternative for the country.
“Our fight is against BJP, our fight is against Congress, our fight is against CPM. Our fight is also against corruption,” she said at the rally which saw lakhs of people converging at the sprawling Brigade Parade Ground.
“We do not want a government which encourages riots. Bengal will show the way to India in the coming days,” she said.
She called for defeating her arch rival CPM and also the Congress hands down.
Claiming the Trinamool Congress was the only alternative, she said, “BJP is not an alternative to the Congress. Congress is not an alternative to BJP. We also don’t want a monarchy.
She said, “A federal front should be formed. We want a change (in government) in Delhi. We are giving a call from Bengal for change.”
Claiming that the Trinamool Congress would play a decisive role in the formation of a government after the Lok Sabha election, Banerjee said, “We have to win as many as seats from Bengal to ensure that Bengal plays a key role.”