New Delhi: Despite political bickering between the Congress and the Trinamool Congress over range of issues including renaming of Indira Bhawan in Kolkata, the former has decided to remain silent till the completion of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed hope that the ongoing differences between the two prominent allies of the United Progressive Alliance will come to an end soon.

“I believe if we have wish and strong dedication, all the problems will be sorted out,” said the PM.
However the Congress sources said, since the TMC-Congress stormed into power in West Bengal in April last year, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been ignoring the Congress, whether it is matter of FDI in retail or Lokpal debate in the Upper House.

Mamata’s stubborn attitude can be gauged from the fact that she had given a miss to the PM’s visit to Bangladesh on September 6 and 7 to solve the Teesta water treaty. The last minute U-turn by Mamata placed the PM in an awkward position.

Senior party leaders are of the view that the West Bengal CM has tried to provoke the Congress by renaming Indira Bhawan to Kazi Nazrul Islam. Moreover she allegedly blamed the party of spreading anarchy in state with CPI (M).

The TMC has compounded the Congress problem by announcing to field its candidates in UP Assembly elections.

JPN/Bureau