Kolkata: Soaked in confidence and basking in glory after securing the victory in three states assembly elections, the Congress Party in West Bengal would like to contest all alone in the upcoming Lok Sabha 2019 polls.
West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) President Somen Mitra said that the state unit would send the decision to the party’s high command in Delhi.
While attending a party programme in Kolkata, WBPCC President Mitra said, “Our party high command has never asked us to go for an alliance. Rather it has asked us to strengthen our organisation in the state. We want to fight Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal.”
Mitra statement came a day after the rejuvenated Congress Party won in three states Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan ending the BJP’s rule over a decade and going to form the government.
However, All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) Chief Mamata Banerjee had attended the meeting of opposition parties in Delhi including Congress to form an alliance against the BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
The Trinamool Congress leadership has reiterated several times that they would be contesting all the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state.