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Infighting may affect Trinamool marginally in ongoing polls

Infighting over spoils of office, control of the lucrative construction material businesses and factional feuds between the old guard and new members may adversely hit the chances of West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, though to a very limited extent, party insiders and analysts say.

While a minister IANS contacted disconnected the call when he was asked about the issue, a middle-level Trinamool leader said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was trying to take advantage of the ruling party’s internal conflicts, especially after Banerjee’s erstwhile second in command Mukul Roy crossed over to the saffron outfit.

However, political analyst Biswanath Chakraborty felt that BJP had smartly stoked the aspirations of a number of Trinamool leaders to take them in their fold.

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