"After all, we have no difference with Chatterjee as far as our political ideologies are concerned. But, this is not a time when we could discuss the issue of his inclusion into the party,"Yechury clarified. Speculation was rife about Chatterjee's being reinducted in the CPM after West Bengal housing minister Goutam Deb, on Thursday, told reporters in Siliguri that Chatterjee will campaign for him in Dum Dum on April 24.
But, Yechury made it clear that the party will not discuss the issue immediately. Refuting Mamata Banerjee's allegation that CPM and BJP had joined hands to extract political mileage against the Trinamool Congress , the CPM politburo member and Rajya Sabha MP from the state said that "the Trinamool chief had worked in the previous BJP-led NDA government as their minister. Her party still maintain links with the BJP." "Trinamool Congress candidate for the Khardah seat, Amit Mitra, had campaigned for Narendra Modi abroad. Now, he is a Trinamool candidate here," the CPM leader said.