KOLKATA, 3 AUG : The already strained relationship between the Trinamul Congress and the state Congress further soured with the TMC led state government not inviting any of the PCC leaders to tomorrow's swearing-in ceremony of the Gorkhaland Territorial Authority.
PCC leadership today said the state government had to invite the Union home minister because the Centre was a signatory to the GTA agreement.
“But, the lack of courtesy and decorum shown by the state government to the PCC was in bad taste,” Mr Pradip Bhattacharya, PCC president said.
“What's galling is that we are also part of the state government, yet we have been excluded from such a crucial programme,” said a PCC leader.
Only the Congress MLA from Matigara in north Bengal, Mr Shankar Malakar, has got an invitation.
Miss Banerjee had earlier announced her party would go it alone in the coming panchayat poll.
That Miss Banerjee is in no mood to iron out differences with the Congress and is determined to take control of as many panchayats as possible is clear from the way she has cold-shouldered her ally in the GTA swearing-in programme.