New Delhi: Congress in-charge for West Bengal Jitin Prasad has alleged that the Trinamool Congress and BJP are fighting a 'battle of importance' in the state. He said on Sunday that the Congress-Left alliance is to give people a choice in the upcoming assembly elections, which is committed to the issue of livelihood and is fighting for the identity of Bengal. Prasad said that the Congress is focusing on compromising the seats with the Left parties as soon as possible. He said that the committee set up for this will focus on the 'specialty' of the seats during which the party will fight.
Prasad said that the state unit of the party and the All India Congress Committee (AICC) are working together and "no one is sitting in Delhi and giving instructions", taking whatever will be in the interest of the party with confidence in all the stakeholders. Will go. The AICC in-charge of West Bengal said that there was a demand from the state to campaign extensively from Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for the West Bengal assembly elections and claimed that the top leadership would campaign when the time is right.
Asked about seat sharing from the Left parties, Prasad said, "The process of seat sharing and negotiations is going on and we want to do it as soon as possible, we should decide our candidates ahead of time so that we can get those seats We can focus on where the party will fight. "The former Union Minister said," We are willing to finalize the seat sharing so that we can form a concrete joint program that can easily transfer votes. "
In response to a question on the deadline for the termination of the seat sharing talks, Prasad said that a high-level committee headed by West Bengal Pradesh Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury is working in which the Congress Legislature Party in the Assembly Leader Abdul Rahman, former Pradesh Congress President Pradeep Bhattacharya and Nepal Mahato. Prasad said, "This committee is full of expertise and knowledge and will take the decision (of seat sharing) not only in terms of numbers but on the quality of seats on which the party will fight."
Accusing the ruling All India Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of not focusing on people's issues in the state, Prasad said that this election in West Bengal would be based on the performance of the BJP-led central government and the work done for the state. Should, at the same time it should be on the report card of Trinamool Congress but sadly it is about their 'battle of importance'. Prasad said that because of the deadlock between the Center and the state, the benefits of many schemes were not given to the public. He underlined that the benefit of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme is not reaching the people of West Bengal.
Prasad claimed that important topics like employment, infrastructure, education, health are not being talked about. He alleged that the BJP and the Trinamool Congress want to divert attention from the real issues as they want to hide the failures of their government. Prasad said, "There is another issue, we have seen how both the parties (Trinamool and BJP) are using the power of media and the identity and culture and rich cultural heritage of West Bengal is gradually being destroyed." . Congress will fight to protect the heritage and culture of Bengal. ''
Prasad stressed that especially the BJP wants to impose its culture on the people of West Bengal, which the Congress will not allow. He said that BJP and Trinamool Congress are trying to hide behind the petty issues and are creating tension and a sense of importance. Prasad said, "We want the people of Bengal to be first and not personal." When asked if this election will be done to save the identity and culture of West Bengal, Prasad said, "Definitely This is an important issue, especially when the BJP wants to impose its culture. ”He also criticized the Mamata Banerjee-led state government, alleging that several law and order issues had come to light. Prasad asserted, "We will provide an alternative to the people of Bengal."
On the question of the Congress-Left alliance declaring the face of the Chief Minister, Prasad said that the issue is being discussed but the first priority is to share seats and start a joint campaign. He underlined that the Congress-Left alliance has a deep connection with the people of West Bengal. Prasad said that the issue of livelihood has gone behind, which his coalition will bring to the fore. It is to be noted that elections are likely to be held in April-May this year for 294 seats in the state assembly.