NEW DELHI: The latest elections have seen a sharp downfall in the national vote share for the Left, with provisional figures showing a dip even going down below its rival, the Trinamool Congress.
From seven per cent in 2009 elections, the national vote share of the Left parties has come down below five per cent, as per the latest Election Commission figures. Even more galling, the vote share of the Left Front’s largest constituent, the CPM was 3.3 per cent, which is even less than the 3.9 per cent of the TMC.
The Left leaders felt that the BJP has taken full advantage of the anger against the UPA Government. “The anger of the people against the Congress and its defunct policies which led to price rise and unemployment favoured the BJP,” said CPI national secretary D Raja.