Demand for Alliance With Congress Grows Louder in CPI(M)

The clamour in favour of forging an alliance with Congress grew louder in the CPI(M) state committee.

Published: 13th February 2016 03:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th February 2016 03:11 AM   |  A+A-


KOLKATA: The clamour in favour of forging an alliance with Congress today grew louder in the CPI(M) state committee today, with several party leaders calling for either an alliance or an electoral pact with Congress to take on the "bigger evil" TMC.

"Near about 54 state committee members have placed their views on the first day. Out of them, most have expressed their views either in favour of an alliance or in favour of an electoral pact with Congress. There were also a few opposing views," a senior state committee member told PTI on condition of anonymity.

Another state committee member said those who have spoken in favour of the alliance have cited the example of Soviet Russia fighting along with the US and UK during the Second World War against the bigger evil of fascist Germany.

"Some state committee members have termed Trinamool Congress as a bigger evil and said it is the need of the hour to fight along with the Congress against the undemocratic and semi-Fascist TMC. Certain leaders from districts of North Bengal have said that people who are opposed to TMC are looking up to the CPI(M) and the party needs to respect their views and hopes," the state committee member said.

The CPI(M) is holding its two day state committee meet, which will take a call on electoral tactics, including an alliance with Congress. The final decision on the issue will be taken by the party's Central Committee on February 17 and 18.

With the West Bengal Assembly polls coming up in a few months, the state leadership of CPI(M) and Congress have been advocating an alliance to take on the ruling TMC.

Yesterday, the CPI(M)-led opposition Left Front formally agreed to discuss the issue of alliance with Congress if it was approached.

Former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and CPI(M) state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra have called upon the Congress to join hands with the Left Front to oust the TMC from Bengal.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp