The latest reports, quoting a letter given by Congress General Secretary, K. C. Venugopal to the Election Commission, suggest that about thirty top leaders of the Congress, including Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka and Sachin Pilot, will be campaigning in the State before the first phase of the election that is scheduled on the 27th of this month. So, it is not that Congress or its leaders are avoiding West Bengal. Why should we be in a hurry? Is it that the leaders should rush to a state as soon as the elections are declared? While it is true that the Congress, though having roots in the State, was never considered a formidable opponent in the state by the left or the BJP (now), particularly after the formation of the TMC under Mamta Banerjee, it would be unfair to suggest that the party has washed its hands off the state.
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