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SP leader's remark triggers speculation on Presidential candidate

Don't put Congress words into his mouth. Don't divide and rule: Mamata

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A remark made by an leader on the use of the Hindi word 'hamara' by today triggered speculation whether Mulayam Singh Yadav's party was still with Trinamool Congress in putting up as a

"There is no difference between we (hamara) and mine. On several occasions we use the word 'hamara' for single person also," General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav said here.

He was asked whether Kalam was the joint candidate of and TMC as Banerjee had used the word 'hamara' yesterday on their candidate for the President's post.

Ram Gopal Yadav said for any further clarification, reporters should ask party chief

Asked about Ram Gopal Yadav's comments, Banerjee said, "Don't put Congress words into his mouth. Don't divide and rule. Hamara means 'dono ka candidate' (candidate of both).

My Hindi may be bad, that may be the reason for confusion."

First Published: Fri, June 15 2012. 14:31 IST