Asaduddin Owaisi warms up to Mamata Banerjee; AIMIM-TMC 'bandhan' in West Bengal?

Ahead of the West Bengal Assembly Polls, AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi has been warming up to incumbent Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Asaduddin Owaisi has proposed a pre-poll Bengal pact and said that AIMIM will help Trinamool Congress defeat BJP in the upcoming Bengal elections.

Will Mamata Didi accept Owaisi's pre-poll pact? Didi has in the past called Owaisi a 'Katarvaadi'. AIMIM National Spokesperson Asim Waqar says that AIMIM will never go with the Bharatiya Janata Party and if TMC doesn't want the BJP to come into the Assembly then we should be 10 steps ahead of them. TMC MP Saugata Roy who told Times Now, 'AIMIM is set by the BJP to reduce votes-hare of TMC.'

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also spoke to Times Now. Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, 'AIMIM will aim at further polarizing society. But the state of West Bengal has been rejecting the politics of polarization & communalism since independence.'