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TC-Cong alliance is coming to power in Bengal: Somnath

May 13, 2011 10:01 IST

Expelled Communist Party of India-Marxist leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker said on Friday the trends indicated that the Trinamool Congress-Congress alliance was coming to power in West Bengal.

"The trend is clear and it seems that the opposition is coming to power," Chatterjee said. He said that the trends reflected the mandate and it would be difficult for the CPM-led Left Front to cope.

Coverage: Assembly Polls 2011

"This was already reflected in last Lok Sabha elections even though the Front tried to recover," the CPI-M stalwart, who was expelled from the party for anti-party activities during the trust vote sought by the Manmohan Singh government in 2008, said.

Chatterjee, however, had campaigned for party leader and state Housing minister Gautam Deb at his Dum Dum constituency and for CPI-M candidates Fuad Halim and Satarup Ghosh in the Ballygunge and Kasba constituencies.

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