Kolkata: The honeymoon period for Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI)-Trinamool Congress (TMC) alliance has come to an abrupt end barely days after toppling the 34-year tenure of CPI (M) in West Bengal. Having parted ways with TMC, SUCI is ready to sit in opposition in the state assembly.

SUCI General Secretary Pravash Ghosh said, “Our main target of dislodging the CPI (M) government has been achieved, and we are no longer an ally of TMC. We are ready to sit in opposition.”

Notably, TMC and SUCI formed a political alliance with a joint motive of removing CPI (M) from power. Ghosh said, “We have already confirmed that our party will not be a part of the state ministry.”

Apart from TMC and Congress, SUCI was the third front in the winning alliance.

On a question on Congress-TMC link up, Ghosh said, “When SUCI has announced not to be the part of state cabinet, the question of opposing Congress does not arise.”

Taking a swipe at TMC, he stated that despite having an alliance, Mamata Banerjee announced the list of candidates without consulting SUCI leaders. “Although it was a one-sided decision taken by TMC, we continued to support the alliance against the Left government,” he added.

Ghosh maintained that after registering a thumping victory in the state elections, there was no such compulsion on SUCI to continue the coalition with TMC. He further added, “The CPI (M) government had turned ‘anti-people’ therefore it was extremely important to end their 34-year tenure in the state.” He asserted that SUCI had made an alliance with TMC for the sake of people of West Bengal.
 

JPN/Bureau