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Mamata demands fresh polls as ruling Congress is in minority

Kolkata, Oct 31 (): Seeking fresh general election in the country, West Bengal Chief Minister  Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday  backed the demands made by Anna Hazare and said that the country requires fresh elections as the ruling government at the centre has become a minority and has no right to continue.

While talking in a press conference, the Trinamool Party chief said that she earlier viewed in a television channel about activists of Anna Hazare saying that the ruling Congress has lost its right to administer the country since it is in minority.

The ruling minority government is misusing its power with the help of CBI and the vigilance department, said Mamata.

Reacting to the Sunday reshuffle by the ruling government, Mamata Banerjee said it was the cabinet reshuffle of the Congress government and not the UPA. It is now a single party rule, added the West Bengal chief Minister.

In spite of the Congress party requesting the SP, BSP and the AIADMK, no party came forward to extend its support to the ruling Congress, claimed Mamata. When none of the party is ready to support the ruling government, is this not enough for a no-confidence motion against the Congress?, asked Banerjee.

The Trinamool Congress chief who stepped out of the allies of the coalition government last month over the issue of price hike in diesel and the FDI in retail demanded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to dissolve the government, since it has lost faith of the people.

Mamata Banerjee expressed her anguish by not accepting the government’s decision which imposed set-top-box compulsory. “In the absence of set-top boxes, analog system should be permitted and the ruling Congress government’s decision to black out television is something  which cannot be tolerated,” stressed Banerjee in  a prèss conference.

After the government’s decision to include Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Deepa Dasmunsi in the cabinet who are said to be Mamata’s vehement opponents, the West Bengal Chief Minister passed remarks against the Union government.