Strong disapproval of the Congress forming the
Siliguri municipal board with Left support has been voiced by both Congress and
Left leaders. Congress High Command in Delhi has denied any prior knowledge of
the deal. TMC leaders are livid and said that it is a Congress-CPM ploy to harm
is one arrangement that all parties are finding hard to swallow and harder to
explain. A day after Congress dumpedits ally Trinamool Congress and tied up
with the Left to form the municipal board in Siliguri, both camps were at pains
to explain the event as a one-off case.
Delhi, AICC general secretary in charge of Bengal Keshav Rao tried to pass off
the sudden change in equations as a local issue without wider ramifications.
But the unease in the Congress camp saw veteran leader and Jalpaiguri MLA Deba
Prasad Roy resign from the post of West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee
vice-president in protest.