Party workers want to forge alliance with CPI(M): Bengal Congress chief

Kolkata: West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury has claimed that party workers want to forge an alliance with CPI(M) in order to oust "undemocratic" TMC regime.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

But the senior Congress leader put the ball in party high command's court, saying that high command would take a call on the matter.

"It is for the Congress High Command to take a call on this matter (of forging alliance with CPI(M) in Bengal). But as far as I know a large section of Congress workers want to forge an alliance with CPI(M) in order to oust this undemocratic TMC regime," Chowdhury told PTI.

"Both the TMC and BJP are trying to spread the seeds of communalism in Bengal. So it is for the secular forces in the state to unite and fight against these communal forces," the party state president said.

The alliance issue has been cropping up for sometime with a section of the leaders of Bengal CPI(M) and state Congress reportedly rooting for such a tie-up to take on the ruling Trinamool Congress in the assembly elections.

Omprakash Mishra, WBPCC spokesperson recently has written a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi seeking seat adjustment with Left Front in the upcoming polls.

In his letter, the copy of which was released to the press, Mishra, an AICC member said, "A Congress-Left Front seat adjustment with a declared common minimum programme would dethrone the TMC government and usher in a Congress-LF alliance in West Bengal."

PTI


Updated Date: Jan 07, 2016 13:36 PM

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