Ravi S Singh
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 20
The left events are optimistic of an alliance with the Congress for the approaching Assembly election in West Bengal however need the tie-up to be based mostly on a Common Minimum Programme (CMP).
The Left needs to reclaim its stature in nationwide politics by a robust electoral efficiency in West Bengal which it had dominated for greater than three many years at stretch.
Although the election within the state is due in April-May subsequent yr, the difficulty of Left-Congress has acquired foreign money with the potential of fire-brand Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury being made head of the state.
He has publicly expressed an inclination to do enterprise with the Left.
Positioning Chowdhury, who’s a identified critic of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, is seen as a robust political intent by Congress management.
With BJP on the ascent in West Bengal, and the ruling TMC reportedly launching a drive to attach with voters, the Left needs to bang the bush relating to its technique in order to not be left behind.
“Unlike the last assembly election, there will be no ambiguity for the coming assembly election,” a Left chief mentioned.
A bit of Left leaders rue their failure to ship a clear-cut message within the final meeting election which value them.
Due to contradictions throughout the CPI(M), which heads the Left Front in West Bengal, the Left’s electoral tie-up with the Congress was handed off as “understanding”.
While get together leaders from Kerala have been dead-set in opposition to the get together doing any enterprise with the Congress, the vast majority of get together leaders from West Bengal thought in any other case.
A modus vivendi, which was a compromise of types, was labored out by way of an “understanding”.
In the evaluation of leaders of Left events, whereas their cadre ensured transference of votes to Congress nominees, the identical was not reciprocated.
On the opposite hand, BJP has reportedly launched a drive to micro-manage voters.
“Mamata Banerjee will be ousted by voters,” Arvind Menon, a BJP co-in-charge of West Bengal mentioned.
“The TMC government is wide-ranging anti-incumbency, and the Left and Congress are discredited and spent-force in West Bengal,” BJP West Bengal president Dilip Gosh mentioned.