Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress relationship with its ally Congress has soured over the last two month with local leaders from both parties not seeing each other eye-to-eye.

The Congress on Friday leveled fresh allegations of attacks on its workers by the TMC. West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) president Pradip Bhattacharya said, “Congress workers were attacked by the TMC workers. Our workers are fighting for the welfare of farmers’ in the state. We are highlighting the farmers' misery and sufferings which angered them (TMC).”

“Our four workers in South 24 Parganas are in hospital. They were attacked by the TMC workers. This is unfortunate and does not conform to alliance politics. Our workers will continue to be attacked as they were done by the CPI(M) during the Left Front rule,” he stated.

Notably, the Congress has not suggested any replacement for Manoj Chakraborty till date. Manoj Chakraborty had resigned recently from Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet after he was shifted from Parliamentary Affairs portfolio to Food Processing.

On January 24, the Congress high command has sent Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh to meet Mamata in an attempt to improve the tie but his visit to the state failed to ease the stalemate.

According to sources, Ramesh wanted to meet Mamata during his three-day visit to the state but Mamata deliberately kept herself busy with a schedule that clashed with Ramesh.

(JPN/Bureau)