"Our leader has already made it clear that there is no possibility of a pre-poll or post poll alliance with the BJP," Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim said.

"The Congress is a sinking ship. Modi can never become the Prime Minister as NDA will not reach the magic figure of 272. We believe a government comprising representatives of regional parties will come to power at the Centre," Hakim said.

Hakim said only a secular and transparent government would come to power in Delhi after the general elections.

"Some vested interests are spreading rumours and trying to confuse Muslims," he said reacting to criticism by Union Ministers from the state Deepa Dasmunshi and Adhir Chowdhury who have alleged a covert alliance between the TMC and BJP.

TMC MP Sultan Ahmed claimed that a federal government led by Mamata Banerjee would be formed after the elections.

"So supporting Congress and the BJP does not arise,” he said.

"Our leader Mamata Banerjee has already said we will fight against the Congress, BJP and the CPI(M). Muslims in Bengal know that CPI(M) has done nothing for them during their 34 years rule," Ahmed said, adding that the state government had showered sops on Muslims, including new loan schemes and creating an employment bank.

He said the Trinamool Congress government had increased allocation for the minorities department by 73 percent in the state budget for the current financial year.


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