Shiv Sena’s ‘Saamana’ slammed West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee over her attacks at the Congress

News Desk: The Shiv Sena on Saturday hit out at the TMC supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee over pushing the Congress away from national politics and creating an Opposition grouping parallel to the UPA (United Progressive Alliance).

Slamming Mamata Banerjee, the Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana said “It is true that Mamata finished the Congress, Left and the BJP from West Bengal. But keeping Congress out of national politics will amount to strengthening the current fascist forces. It is understandable that PM Modi and his BJP feel that Congress should be wiped out. This is part of their agenda. But, the most dangerous threat is that even those who are fighting against Modi and his ideologies think that Congress should be wiped out”

It remarked that the TMC supremo has asked a million-dollar question as to where is the Congress-led UPA in the country. “Not just the UPA, the NDA also does not exist. While Modi’s party does not need the NDA today, the Opposition needs the UPA. Forming a parallel alliance to the UPA will amount to strengthening the BJP.”

The Sena noted that “The Congress party’s decline in the last ten years was worrisome. But to not let it come back on track and to take that space of Congress is also fatal” it said.

On the other hand, Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said he might be open to joining an alternate political front to be led by Mamata Banerjee. At his yatra in Jhansi, he said “I welcome her. The way she wiped out the BJP in Bengal… the people of Uttar Pradesh will wipe out the BJP”

When that particular question was asked, he said “We will speak about it when the time is right”

The former UP Chief Minister also wrote off the Congress. “The public will refuse them… and they will get 0 seats in the upcoming election” he said.