Kanhaiya’s ‘Campaign’ Will Not Affect TMC Prospects: Mamata


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (Photo: Reuters)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (Photo: Reuters)

Kanhaiya’s ‘Campaign’ Will Not Affect TMC Prospects: Mamata

Amid speculation that JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar would campaign for the Left parties in the five poll-bound states including West Bengal, Trinamool Congress supremo and chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday it would “not have any impact” on the prospect of her party.

Let them come. How does it matter? It is a democratic country. Anyone can come for campaigning. It will not have any impact on the prospect of TMC.
Mamata Banerjee, TMC chief

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said in Delhi on Friday that Kumar, as a Left activist, will “campaign” for the Left parties in the five states where elections are due this year.

West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will go to polls in April and May.

Kumar is a leader of All India Students’ Federation, the students’ wing of CPI. Talks are on about a tie-up between Congress and CPI(M) for the Assembly polls in West Bengal but the two parties are rivals in Kerala which will also go to polls.