New Delhi, 22 November (IANS). The Congress and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) are scheduled to hold a joint rally in Kolkata on Monday. This is seen as a step towards an alliance between the two parties ahead of the 2021 assembly elections. However, informal discussions on this issue continue. Congress sources gave this information on Sunday.
The West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (VBPCC) and the Communist Communist Party of India-Marxist will rally against the alleged anti-people policies of the NDA government at the Center on 23 November.
The BJP is already gearing up to challenge the Trinamool. The Congress and the Left are going to face challenges from the Trinamool, BJP and AIMIM.
An insider of the party said that the two parties would hold political programs in several districts to emerge as the third political option in the Legislative Assembly to be held in Bengal.
Sources said, the two parties have met to prepare a road map for the upcoming assembly elections.
CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury says that defeating the Trinamool and the BJP is his party’s priority, as he considers the TMC responsible for allowing the BJP to enter this eastern state.
According to sources, on the other hand, the election of AIMIM in West Bengal is going to be interesting. There is a possibility that BJP may benefit from this, as was seen in the Bihar elections.
A few days ago, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary accused AIMIA leader Asaduddin Owaisi of benefiting the BJP. Owaisi denied the allegations and said that he runs a political party and will contest elections wherever the party wishes.
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