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Cracks in TMC visible with six MLAs voting for Kovind

ANI  |  Agartala (Tripura) [India] 

The cracks in the (TMC) are wide in open, as few of the party MLAs from voted for Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the Presidential election, while others backed Opposition candidate

TMC Ashish Saha said they voted for Kovind as a mark of their protest against the of (Marxist), who has been ruling in for more than 25 years.

"Mamata Banerjee didn't fulfil her promise to remove the CPM from the state. Right now the BJP is in the Opposition in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly and to fight against them, she is backing the and the CPM in the Presidential election," Saha said.

He added Mamata can support Meira, but they will not.

"The people of are suffering for the past 25 years. Six of the MLAs of the TMC have voted for Ram Nath Kovind. We've registered our protest against crimes of the CPM, the and the TMC," he said.

Earlier, Mamata asked her party MPs to cast their votes in Kolkata, fearing of cross-voting during the Presidential

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 15:29 IST