Kolkata, Jan 23: The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) kicked off the their party's coming Lok Sabha election campaign in West Bengal slated for April and May for the state’s crucial 42 seats.
Giving a clarion call to oust the BJP-led Government at the Centre in the coming Lok Sabha election, political big guns cutting across party lines came on one platform at the Brigade Parade Ground on January 19 to show solidarity in their mission.
As many as 23 political parties, including the Congress and major regional parties such as the SP, BSP and DMK came together at the mega rally to throw the gauntlet at Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the run-up to the coming election.
But according to the political analysts, whatever happened in Kolkata rally can neither be considered as a Mahagthbandhan nor opposition unity because all those parties are set to contest against each other.
In West Bengal the TMC, Left and the Congress will contest against each other first and then with the BJP. Thus, there's no alliance in West Bengal.
In UP it's clear that SP-BSP will contest in alliance against the BJP as well as the Congress.
In MP, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan etc, Congress, SP and BSP will contest each other along with BJP.
In Delhi the AAP and the Congress will contest each other apart from contesting the BJP-led NDA.
In Kerala the Congress and Left will contest each other before contesting against the BJP. In every state the situation is the same. (UNI)