Will quit central coalition only on direct request: TMC
Kolkata, June 18 (ANI): Amid the growing strain between India's ruling Congress and its largest ally, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the light of their disagreement over the upcoming Presidential elections, the TMC has said that it would only leave the central government if asked to do so by the Congress leadership. TMC leader Kunal Ghosh also mentioned that the TMC had no intention of leaving the central coalition on its own. Further he also noted that the party still stood by its decision to support former President and India's missile man APJ Abdul Kalam for the post of president. The Congress party's decision to field Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as its Presidential candidate, in the face of stiff opposition from the TMC was seen as a move that could destabilise the government.