KOLKATA: Close on the heels of Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi speaking about mid-term elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has asserted that the party is "not a traitor" and does not want mid-term polls.
A Bengali daily, Anand Bazar Patrika, has quoted Banerjee as saying that the Trinamool Congress does not want to snap ties with the Congress and put the UPA in trouble at the Centre.
According to the report, the Trinamool Congress chief was upset with the comments of Dinesh Trivedi on the mid-term elections. She was pacified after the Union Minister clarified by saying it was his personal opinion and not that of the party.
The report also suggests that Banerjee called up UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary, Ahmad Patel, and clarified Trinamool’s stand.
Meanwhile, SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav have invited Banerjee for the swearing-in ceremonies in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, respectively.
However, there has been no confirmation from Banerjee yet on whether she will be attending the events.