Friday, August 17, 2012
'Mamata’s Opposition to Pranab Mukherjee is Embarrassment for Bengali MPs in Delhi' - Dalu
MALDA, 17 JUNE: Congress MP of south Malda and district Congress president AH Khan Choudhury (Dalu) said that all the Bengali parliamentarians would face an embarrassment for the stubborn opposition of the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in supporting Pranab Mukherjee as the Presidential candidate.
District Congress Committee celebrated the nomination of Mr Mukherjee for the supreme constitutional post of the country yesterday. Prior to the sweet distribution Mr Khan Choudhury, making a dig at Trinamul Congress supremo, said, “This is the historical blunder for the second time for the Bengal. In 1996 late Jyoti Basu was deprived of the Prime Minister post by some Bengalis which was later considered as the ‘historical blunder.’ And our Chief Minister is going to commit the same mistake.”
Advising Miss Mamata Banerjee to amend her decision following the example of Socialist Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and other regional parties, Dalu said, “I still appeal to Chief Minister that there is still time to roll back from her decision and to stand behind Pranab Dato unanimously to present the country its first Bengali President.”
Dalu was expressively happy as according to his claim Sonia Gandhi honoured Bengal by accepting their demand of nominating Mr Pranab Mukherjee for the President of India. “This is the due reward of Pranab Mukherjee for his relentless service to nation for over five decades,” Dalu added.
He also said, “The Congress – Trinamul alliance has lost its relevance in the state and hence I firmly believe that the Congress ministers should quit the Trinamul led state cabinet.” Claiming that the Central leadership of Congress has a latent support for breaking the alliance with Trinamul Congress, late Ghani Khan’s brother Dalu said, “When we met the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi over the Presidential election, she hinted that the fate of the alliance would be reconsidered in West Bengal.”