Kolkata: Although the Trinamool Congress and the Congress party are together in the Centre and state, the Mamata’s visit to districts depicts a contrast picture.

The Congress leaders were conspicuous by their absence during the Chief Minister’s visit to north Bengal districts. It is not clear whether Mamata did not invite them or ministers did not turn up despite invitation.    

Baring the signing of GTA pact in the presence of Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, Mamata has not accompanied any Congress leader in any of her tour to the districts.

Notably, a faction of the Congress leaders had expressed their unhappiness for Mamata much before the Assembly election. Earlier, some of the Congress leaders had even alleged of not being given freedom to work.

The Congress at the Centre is bound to have coalition with TMC to run the government. This is the reason, the Congress high command is not in position to entertain the problems the state leaders.

However, the displeased leaders visited Delhi to complain against the TMC MLAs.

Meanwhile, in order to put continuous pressure on Mamata, the Congress has constituted a15-member committee who would monitor the implementation of the Central projects in the state and submit a report in every three months.

Congress MP, Deepa Dasmunsi, MLA Ajay De and few other Congress leaders have been opposing Mamata Banerjee.

(JPN/ Bureau)