State Party Chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that at the meeting state party leaders were totally against having any truck with Trinamool Congress while some pitched for a tie-up with the Left.
The Congress Vice President heard them patiently, telling them that party chief Sonia Gandhi will take a decision on the issue soon.
His refrain was that in the emerging situation Congress is a "determining factor" in West Bengal. Congress is weighing options in poll-bound West Bengal about which party would help it check BJP's march in the next Lok Sabha elections.
The AICC has so far remained tight-lipped about the CPI(M)'s overtures to join hands to 'save' the state from the ruling TMC. Former West Bengal chief minister and CPI(M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee had only three days ago urged the Congress to join hands with the party.


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