Kolkata, January 28
The Congress and the Left Front on Thursday finalised the poll deal on sharing of 193 seats of the total 294 of the West Bengal assembly, state Congress president Adir Chowdhury has said on Thursday.
The decision on the remaining 101 seats would be taken later, he told reporters here after a joint meeting of the two sides.
The meeting was held at Bidhan Bhavan, the state Congress headquarters in the city. Left Front chairman Biman Bose and other senior leaders of both parties were present at the meeting.
Of the 193 seats, the Left Front will contest in 101 and Congress in 92 seats. The 193 seats include the 77 seats they had won in the last Assembly poll in 2016.
“Both Congress and the Left Front will put up a strong fight against the ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP, who are promoting narrow politics in the state. We will forge the electoral alliance a peaceful manner,” Chowdhury said.
Congress had then won 44 seats and the Left 33 in the 2016 state election.
As per the decision taken on Thursday, Congress would contest in another 48 seats and the Left Front in 68 seats in the coming state poll, Chowdhury added. PTI