'This Is Not A Time For Arrogance And Anger', says Margaret Alva To Opposition's Vice Presidential Candidate From Mamata Banerjee
Margaret Alva, the joint candidate of the opposition for the post of Vice President of the country, has criticized the decision of the Trinamool Congress party to abstain from voting during the election.
Vice president election 2022: Margaret Alva, the joint candidate of the opposition for the post of Vice President of the country, has criticized the decision of the Trinamool Congress party to abstain from voting during the election. In a tweet, Alva reminded Mamata Banerjee's party that the Vice Presidential election is not a time for talk, arrogance, or anger. Margaret Alva wrote in her tweet, "TMC's decision to abstain from voting in the above presidential election is disappointing. This is not the time to talk like this, show ego or anger. This is the time to show courage, leadership ability, and unity. I am sure Mamata Banerjee who is the epitome of courage will stand by the opposition.
The ruling BJP and NDA alliance has named Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar as the candidate for the post of Vice President. Mamta has recently met him and in the Northeast, BJP strategist and Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma. TMC has dealt a fresh blow to the opposition unity with the decision to abstain from voting in the Vice Presidential election. Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhijit Banerjee has said that the party has unanimously decided to support neither Dhankhar nor Alva.
Talking to reporters, the TMC MP said, "ADA does not raise the question of supporting the candidate. The way this decision was taken without proper consultation and deliberation, we have unanimously decided to stay away from the voting process."