Kolkata: With the Trinamool Congress pulling out of the UPA government, Congress, a coalition partner of the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal, on Wednesday said it has sought the high command's direction as it was "difficult" to function normally.

"We have given details to the AICC high command that it is difficult to stay in the Mamata Banerjee ministry and function normally," WBPCC president Pradip Bhattacharya said over telephone.

Asked if the two cabinet and two ministers of state belonging to the Congress were likely to be withdrawn, Bhattacharya declined to comment, but said "We have furnished details to the high Command and awaiting its direction."

Irrigation minister Manas Bhuinya belonging to the Congress said, "We are in the state cabinet due to the high command's direction. We are waiting for its direction now."