Assam election: Defeating 'corrupt' Congress, 'communal' BJP essential, says CPM

Guwahati: The CPM on Monday called for defeat of the "communal BJP and corrupt Congress" in the Assam Assembly election. The state goes to poll on 4 April.

In its election manifesto released on Monday by party state unit committee secretary, Deben Bhattacharyya, the party, which is a part of the United Left comprising six left parties, said while it was an imperative to defeat the 'communal' BJP, defeating the 'corrupt' Congress was also 'essential'.

Representative image. Reuters

Representative image. Reuters

"While we all know the worse danger for the harmonious Assamese society if the communal BJP comes to power, it is also essential to defeat the corrupt Congress for its enormous level of irregularities in the state," Bhattacharyya said.

The manifesto focuses on three main issues — throwing the Congress from power, defeating the BJP along with its allies and need to strengthen the Left's hands in the Assam Assembly. The party will contest 19 constituencies in the 126-seat Assam Assembly.

The United Left, consisting of CPM, CPI, CPI(ML)-Liberation, RSP, RCPI and Forward Block, had earlier announced that it would contest 59 seats across Assam.


Updated Date: Mar 21, 2016 20:51 PM

Also Watch

Watch: Firstpost test rides the new Thunderbird 500X in Goa and walks you through the Royal Enfield Garage Cafe
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Varun Dhawan on Shoojit Sircar's October, 5-star reviews and working with Anushka Sharma in Sui Dhaaga
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 Ambedkar Jayanti: Re-visiting Babasaheb's ideals exposes fake Dalit politics of Rahul Gandhi and Congress
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See