New Delhi: Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader in Lok Sabha Sudipto Bandopadhyay speaking at the special session to mark the 60th anniversary of the first session of Lok Sabha here on Sunday said that there is a need to protect the five-year tenure of parliament, whose political overtones were unmistakable. The TMC was yet again clarifying through Bandopadhyay that the party means to stay in UPA and complete the term which ends in 2014.
There was a flutter in political circles when West Bengal chief minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee told party workers to get ready for Lok Sabha polls in 2013, and she had even cited another political party getting ready for the political battle. This has triggered much speculation as well, as to which is that party which she cited and did not name. The needle of suspicion turned to Samajwadi Party (SP) but it did not go further.
The TMC is literally bending over backwards to clarify that wrong inferences were being made from what Banerjee had said.
Bandopadhyay also said that the party wanted a parliament be more accountable.