Ahead of the June 23 opposition meet in Patna, West Bengal CM Mama ta Banerjee said Congress should not expect any help in the Lok Sabha polls in her state as long as it allied with CPM. Addressing a public meeting in Kakdwip, she said: “Congress, which has governed many states, is CPM’s biggest ally (in Bengal). They are bigger allies of BJP. And they seek our help in Parliament. We will still do it to oppose BJP. But remember, in Bengal if you are at home with CPM, do not come to seek our help (in Lok Sabha polls).” Both Banerjee and senior Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi are expected to meet a week later, along with opposition CMs and leaders, to work out an anti-BJP alliance ahead of 2024.