Kolkata: In the midst of tough stance she adopts vis a vis the Congress, West Bengal Chief Minister has reportedly ruled out rocking the UPA boat and force midterm elections.

Banerjee, who is also Trinamool Congress chief, had said after a meeting of the Trinamool Parliamentary Party meeting on Friday that her party was not a traitor and its intention was not to put the central government in trouble.

"We do not not want mid-term polls.  We don't want to sever ties with the Congress," a Bengali newspaper reported on Saturday.

In an apparent message to party leaders in the wake of Railway minister Dinesh Trivedi's recent observations on, mid-term poll observation which caused a political flutter, Banerjee said,"No one in the party can make individual statements. Party line has to be followed. Individuals do not matter."

Banerjee told the meeting in which Trivedi was present "Dineshda has already said that it will not be repeated."

Trivedi did damage-control on Thursday, clarifying that his remarks on mid-term polls were 'political analysis' and not a statement as a politician or the view of his party.

However, at the Parliamentary Party meeting Banerjee reportedly complained that the Trinamool Congress was not being consulted on major policy issues.

She is said to have indicated that the party would oppose any fresh moves to bring the pension bill, Lokayukta provision in Lokpal and allowing FDI in retail.


(Agencies)