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TMC will go alone in LS polls; may consider post-poll alliance: Mamata

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Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced that TMC will contest 2024 Lok Sabha polls on its own and there would not be any coalition with Congress in West Bengal.

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However, Banerjee asserted that she may consider a post-poll alliance adding that she has not spoken to anyone in the Congress on seat-sharing in the state for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Her comments come a day after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi reportedly said in Assam that seat-sharing talks were underway with the Trinamool Congress.

"I have not spoken to anyone in the Congress (on seat-sharing)," Banerjee told reporters before leaving for Purba Bardhaman, where she is scheduled to chair an administrative review meeting.

“Let the Congress fight 300 seats on its own. The regional parties are together, and can contest in the rest. However, we will not tolerate any interference by them (Congress),” she said.

The TMC, Congress, CPI(M) are part of the 28-party opposition INDIA bloc.

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