"Trinamool Congress is totally a party of anti-socials. There is no question of talks with them," former state chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said here.

"We will meet only on the streets of political battle," Bhattacharjee, a CPI(M) politburo member, said at a party programme here.

Left Front chairman and CPI(M) politburo member Biman Bose too echoed Bhattacharjee in asserting "We will meet Trinamool Congress only on the field of (political) battle".

Asked about the tie-up of bitter foes Lalu-Nitish to stop BJP in Bihar, Mamata Banerjee had on Friday told a vernacular news channel, "If such a situation arose in Bengal, we will think over. I still think nobody is untouchable. We had tie-up with SUCI once. We also had tie-up with some other smaller parties. If anybody comes forward, we can talk. In a democracy, nobody should shut the door for talks. No option should be closed."

Asked if she was ready to join hands with the CPI(M), Banerjee replied, "I did not say that. I only said if any proposal comes, we will discuss in our party."

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