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TMC to go for all-out fight against Modi government in Parl

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The has decided to launch an "all-out fight" against the in the monsoon session of and corner it over its alleged "failures" in dealing with issues like the Darjeeling crisis, standoff with and

The decision was taken by the TMC parliamentary party at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister

The meeting, which was held to chalk out the party's strategy for the monsoon session of Parliament, was also attended by TMC parliamentary party leader Sudip Bandopadhyay, who was in May granted bail in the Rose Valley scam.

Banerjee while briefing the media on the meeting said, "We will play an aggressive role in We are ready to go to jail but will not bow our heads."

During the meeting, she gave "clear instructions to go for an all-out fight against the for failing to tackle major issues which are a matter of concern for the internal and external security of the country".

"It has been decided that we will go for an all-out fight against the in We will also unite other opposition parties. We have already initiated talks with other parties regarding it," a senior member of the TMC told PTI on condition of anonymity.

Another member of the party, who did not wish to be identified, said, "All-out efforts will be made to corner the Modi government over its failure in dealing with China, the Darjeeling unrest, killings in the name of cow protection, intolerance and implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST)."

The TMC and the BJP have been at loggerheads over the last few months on a range of issues like demonetization, and the agitation in Darjeeling for a separate state.

The and several other opposition parties, including the Left, have been critical of the ruling alliance over violence by so-called cow vigilantes.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 17:07 IST