It is being seen as a rift in the grand alliance as the Trinamool in Bengal is not supporting the Bharat Bandh call of the Congress on September 10.
The Bandh call is to protest the rising fuel prices in the nation.
Congress appears genuinely miffed on the non extending of support and termed Trinamool’s stand as contradictory.
It is said that the West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury termed the taxes levied by the Centre on petrol and diesel to be nothing short of an “economic disaster”.
He added that the Trinamool Congress had worsened the situation by imposing VAT on fuel.
While the Trinamool Congress said that it did support the issues on which the bandh has been called, it was against a strike and would take all measures to ensure that public services remained functional in West Bengal during the Bharat Bandh.
Several opposition parties, including the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) have extended their support to the Congress-led bandh.
The NCP had appealed to other opposition parties to join the strike.>