We can’t wait for Congress to unite Opposition against BJP: TMC

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Tuesday said that it cannot wait for the Congress party indefinitely to unite the Opposition against BJP.Senior TMC leader Sukhendu Sekhar Roy said that his party chief Mamata Banerjee had approached Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi to forge an alliance with various opposition parties to take on the BJP but to no avail. Hence, the party decided to go its own way and expand its base, he said.

Roy’s statement came after Sushmita Dev, who switched over from the Congress, took oath as a TMC Rajya Sabha MP.

“In order to forge an alliance with all other parties, a proposal was given by none other than the TMC chairperson. She met Sonia Gandhi and many other leaders,” said Roy.