New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday accused Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential nominee and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee of trying to split the party. Expressing its displeasure after Pranab spoke to Trinamool MP Kabir Suman to seek support for his presidential bid, the party's Rajya Sabha MP Derek O Brien alleged that the Finance Minister's actions were unethical.
"Pranab M directly called up a TMC MP seeking support. Politically ethical to do? Or trying to break TMC? Try & try again. Won't break :)." Derek tweeted indicating that the relations between the Congress and the Trinamool were showing no signs of improving.
"Lots of Breaking News on President polls.But 'he' who is trying to Break TMC can try another 1000 times... Your time starts now," Derek tweeted again.
Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee spoke to TMC MP Kabir Suman, who assured him of his support.
Earlier, Suman, who is considered to be a rebel MP, assured Mukherjee of his support.
The Trinamool Congress has been vehemently opposing Mukherjee's candidate in spite of being a part of the UPA. Trinamool supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had refused to heed to the Congress’s appeal and had been backing former president APJ Abdul Kalam before he decided to pull out.