KOLKATA: On the eve of the CPM plenum, which will begin here on Sunday, party general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday hinted at an alliance with the Congress in West Bengal ahead of the Assembly polls next year, to take on the Trinamool Congress (TMC).
Yechury’s move is aimed at combating the alleged understanding between the BJP and the Trinamool Congress. He said, “Match fixing is going on between the BJP and TMC. The TMC does not want the CBI to function since the agency was probing the multi-crore chit fund scam in which its leaders are involved, while the BJP needed the TMC’s support in Parliament to get bills passed.”
The alliance issue will be discussed threadbare at the plenum, which will be held for five days and in which around 500 delegates from across the country are expected to take part.
The issue of projecting more young leaders would also be discussed as many within the CPM felt that a large section of youth and younger generation had moved away from the Left since a majority of the leaders were over 60 and had a conservative mindset.
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