According to the state Congress management, Gandhi inquired in regards to the seat-sharing deal between the 2 events
Kolkata: Senior Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday held a digital assembly with Bengal unit leaders and mentioned numerous facets of the social gathering’s alliance with the Left Front for 2021 Assembly elections.
According to the state Congress management, Gandhi inquired in regards to the seat-sharing deal between the 2 events.
During the assembly, your entire state Congress management favoured the social gathering’s alliance with the Left, however opinions of senior members differed over seat-sharing.
Some members stated that the social gathering ought to take a cue from the just-concluded polls in Bihar, the place it managed to win solely 19 out of the 70 seats it contested, earlier than arriving at any resolution.
“We have told Rahul Gandhi ji that the entire state unit is keen on forging an alliance with the Left, but seat- sharing talks were yet to start. The Left-Congress alliance in Bengal is the best possible option for defeating the TMC and the BJP,” a senior social gathering chief stated.
Another chief, who was additionally part of the assembly, stated, “Some were of the opinion that the party had contested 92 seats during the 2016 polls, and the number shouldn’t go down this time. Others said it would be wise to concentrate on areas where the party has a significant support base.”
Both Gandhi and common secretary (organisation) KC Venugopal gave the state unit leaders a affected person listening to, and gave assurances that they might apprise social gathering president Sonia Gandhi in regards to the improvement, he added.
In 2016, each the Left and the grand previous social gathering had fought collectively and bagged 76 seats within the 294-member meeting. The CPM-led Left Front later walked out of the alliance.
During the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the 2 sides failed to succeed in an settlement on seat sharing.
After their dismal efficiency final yr, with the Congress bagging two Lok Sabha seats and the CPM drawing a clean, the 2 sides have now determined to sew an alliance once more for 2021 polls, more likely to be held in April-May
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