Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Monday announced his party’s support to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress for the upcoming Assembly election in West Bengal as it seeks to expand its base in the state.
“We will lend support to Mamata Banerjee wherever needed. The priority is to stop the BJP at all costs. To save the country from those who are bent of destroying it,” said Tejashwi Yadav after meeting Banerjee at her Kalighat resident in Kolkata.
Mamata said that jailed RJD supremo Lalu Yadav is like her father, who is being tortured in the jail. “If Tejasvi is fighting, then I am fighting. If I am fighting, then Tejasvi is fighting.” The BJP would not last in Bihar, neither is it going to BJP win in Bengal, she added.
Mamata Banerjee and Tejashwi Yadav are scheduled to announce the seat-sharing arrangement for the upcoming polls. Reports say the RJD will be aiming at a significant percentage of Bihari vote share in Howrah, West Burdwan, parts of Kolkata.