Kolkata: The Congress-Trinamool ties have reached breaking point especially after the West Bengal Congress said it did not want to be a part of the state government under Mamata Banerjee and the latter saying that the Congress was free to leave.
The Congress-Trinamool ties had somehow managed to survive the constant attacks of the West Bengal Chief Minister on the ruling coalition's reform policies, including the NCTC and the FDI in retail.
However, they hit an all time low during the run up to presidential nominations when Mamata flatly refused to support the UPA's nominee Pranab Mukherjee and said she would support APJ Kalam instead.
Even though the UPA heard her but did what it had to, nominating Pranab Mukherjee as its presidential candidate, Mamata refuses to budge. She still insists that she would support Kalam and has even launched a Facebook page to explain why she chose him.
Meanwhile, speaking candidly on Karan Thapar's Devil's Advocate, Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh said that the Congress was not going to bend over backwards to accomodate Mamata.
The ties have indeed reached a breaking point.