New Delhi: Reacting to Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee for taunting Congress leader and former party president Rahul Gandhi, the Congress said the political party which only thinks about itself cannot defeat the BJP. Congress also said that such a demonstration would prove unusable and would help the BJP government at the Centre. Earlier, Mamata had indirectly attacked Rahul Gandhi saying, "You live abroad most of the time."
Speaking to members of the civic group, Mamata claimed that she had advised the Congress to set up an advisory committee of eminent people of civil society to show direction to the entire opposition, but the Congress did not do so. During a meeting with NCP chief Sharad Pawar during the day, Banerjee said there is no UPA left. Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Choudhary has said that the Bengal CM does not know what UPA is. Mamata Banerjee felt that the entire country had started doing Mamata Mamata. India does not mean Bengal and Bengal does not mean Hindustan. The communal game played by Mamata Banerjee and the BJP in Bengal is now coming to light.
Hitting back at Mamata without naming her, Congress Legislature Party leader and Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Balasaheb Thorat said the entire country knows the battle launched by the Congress against the "atrocities" of the BJP and the Central government. He said in a statement, "No party can fight the BJP by directly or indirectly criticizing Rahul Gandhi, especially if it is thinking about its political gains and personal ambitions. Congress is the only option for the country and democracy.'