Left Front partners divided over Congress’ alliance proposal in West Bengal

  • | Monday | 11th February, 2019

A day after West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee president Somen Mitra expressed his party’s willingness to align with the Left in the state for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Left Front partners were divided over the proposal. Mishra also extended his party’s support to Congress in its fight against TMC and BJP in West Bengal. The CPM which is the biggest Left Front constituent has been advocating an alliance with the Congress for a long time. In 2016, the Left Front and Congress together had won 76 out of 294 seats in West Bengal after registering about 38 per cent vote share. Despite such a low vote share, Congress won 44 seats, while the Left Front managed to bag only 32.

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