Banerjee fielded Nadimul Haque, Shubhashish Chakraborty, Aabir Biswas and Shantanu Sen as four nominees of her own party, before stating that she will also support Singhvi in this regard.
Alleging that fear and intimidation were the order of the day under the Modi government, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi asserted that Congress and its allies will not let Prime Minister Narendra Modi get another term in office in 2019.
The Left Front had yesterday announced the name of senior CPI (M) leader Rabin Deb as its candidate for the Rajya Sabha polls from the state. "Earlier, Trinamool Congress had supported Pradip Bhattacharya in Rajya Sabha polls".
Abhishek Manu Singhvi, the Trinamul-supported Congress nominee from Bengal for this month's Rajya Sabha polls, on Saturday said "preventing division" of Opposition votes was the key to fighting the BJP.
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Addressing reporters after a meeting with state Congress legislators, Singhvi said: "The arithmetic, history and geography of this state politically shows a huge anti-BJP commonality".
Singhvi said he would "definitely call on her to thank her".
Mr. Singhvi has represented the West Bengal government in the Narada scam and also when the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung approached the Supreme Court over cases lodged against him by the State government. "I am proud to be nominated from the land of Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna, Raja Rammohan Roy and Netaji Subhas", said Singhvi.
He added, "I will certainly meet her to express my gratitude to her according to political courtsey but when and where that will be decided later". Telangana Rashtra Samithi supremo and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao also recently mooted the idea of a Third Front and has received support from various political leaders of the country, including Mamata and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi.