Congress, Left parties hold seat- sharing ahead of Bengal polls
First Published Jan 8, 2021, 9:42 AM IST
West Bengal Congress and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Thursday (January 7) held a discussion on seat-sharing for West Bengal assembly polls which is due in April-May this year.
Left Front chairman Biman Bose, Abdul Mannan of the Congress, and other leaders participated in the discussions.
The Congress and the Left have formed an alliance for the upcoming Bengal polls. Frequently, both parties were holding meetings to discuss the seat-sharing arrangements.
Biman Bose said, “Seat sharing was discussed, but there has been no conclusion to that discussion as yet. Further talks will take place.”
The Congress High Command and the central leadership of constituent parties of the Left Front have given permission to their state units for a seat-sharing arrangement.
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury earlier this week said he does not want to take the TMC along with other Left parties in its objective to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The Congress and Left parties jointly contested the state Assembly polls in 2016 but fought separately in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
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