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

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.

hidden March 21, 2016 20:51:48 IST
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'.

Assam election Defeating corrupt Congress communal BJP essential says CPM

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"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.

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