CPM accepts West Bengal verdict with all humility, says Yechury

New Delhi: CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday said his party accepts the "people's verdict" in the West Bengal Assembly polls with "all humility" and will introspect on the results.

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Among the Left front constituents, the CPM was leading in 25 seats, the CPI in one, Forward Block in two and RSP in one. Sitaram Yechury. Getty images

"We accept the verdict of the people of W Bengal with all humility. Compliments to all comrades, supporters and those who have stood by us.

"As we have always promised, LDF will provide an honest, clean and development-oriented government to take Kerala to greater heights," he added.

Stating that the party shall introspect on results, "We will introspect on the results. It is a challenge which we shall meet with all our strength. Lal salaam (sic)," Yechury tweeted.

Ruling Trinamool Congress, headed by Mamata Banerjee, has put up an impressive show in West Bengal by bettering its tally over the last elections. The party, which had won 184 seats in 2011 in alliance with Congress, was on Thursday victorious in 9 seats and ahead in 205 seats.

The Left-Congress alliance was not able to make much impact. Among the Left front constituents, the CPM was leading in 25 seats, the CPI in one, Forward Block in two and RSP in one.


Published Date: May 19, 2016 05:20 pm | Updated Date: May 19, 2016 05:22 pm


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