Margaret Alva in a tweet reminded West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s party that the Vice Presidential election “is not the time for whataboutery, ego or anger”
Margaret Alva, the joint competition candidate running for Vice President, has criticised the Trinamool Congress’s choice to abstain from balloting within the election. Mr Alva in a tweet reminded West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s birthday party that the Vice Presidential election “isn’t the time for whataboutery, ego or anger”.
“The TMC’s choice to abstain from vote casting inside the VP election is disappointing. This is not the time for ‘whataboutery’, ego or anger. This is the time for courage, management and team spirit. I consider, Mamata Banerjee, who is the epitome of courage, will stand with the competition,” Ms Alva tweeted.
The ruling BJP’s Vice President candidate is Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, and Ms Banerjee had met with him and BJP’s northeast strategist and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma recently.
With the choice to abstain from voting, the Trinamool Congress has brought the present day blow to opposition cohesion after events like the Shiv Sena and the JMM supported Droupadi Murmu, the National Democratic Alliance candidate in the presidential election and now the President-pick.
National Conference chief Omar Abdullah has in comparison the cohesion among opposition events to Greek mythological individual ‘Chimera’, which has additionally come to intend an impossible idea or wish, and stated in the long run political events will do what is of their personal hobby.
“Opposition solidarity is a chunk of a chimera. Ultimately political parties will do what’s in their very own hobby and that is as it need to be. Jammu and Kashmir noticed this when we have been left excessive and dry by means of ‘friends’ in 2019…” Mr Abdullah tweeted the day past.
Ms Banerjee’s nephew Abhijit Banerjee had said the birthday celebration unanimously determined not to assist both Mr Dhankhar or Ms Alva.
“The query of supporting the NDA (BJP-led National Democratic Alliance) candidate doesn’t even arise. The way the competition candidate turned into decided with out right consultation and deliberation with a celebration which has 35 MPs in both the homes, we’ve decided unanimously to abstain from the vote casting manner,” the Trinamool Congresss MP told reporters.
Mr Dhankhar’s elevation as Vice President will flow him out of Bengal to Delhi, and for Ms Banerjee, that could be a huge win. The Chief Minister and Mr Dhankhar have clashed relentlessly over the past 3 years, with Ms Banerjee accusing the governor of hounding her at the example of the BJP on the centre.