West Bengal chief minister
Mamata Banerjee told party leaders Friday that her
was a key member of the
but was ready to fight all 42
Lok Sabha seats
in Bengal alone if fellow constituent
favoured others. The comments were seen as a signal that she was fast running out of patience with Congress.
Be prepared to contest all three
Murshidabad LS seats
, she told the leaders. “The indication is the leadership is unwilling to wait beyond a point,” a TMC leader said.
TMC has offered Congress two seats in the state, Behrampore (Murshidabad) and Malda South, which Congress won in 2019. Congress is yet to spell out its position but party leaders have indicated they want more seats.