Congress Formalises Alliance With Left for West Bengal Elections
Congress MP and West Bengal President Adhir Chowdhury took to Twitter to make the announcement.
The Congress party on Thursday, 24 December, announced formally that it will ally with Left parties in the upcoming West Bengal elections of 2021.
West Bengal Congress President and party MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury took to Twitter to make the announcement and said that the alliance was approved by the Party High Command.
"Today the Congress High command has formally approved the electoral alliance with the #Left parties in the impending election of West Bengal", tweeted Chowdhury.
The central committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) had in October approved the West Bengal unit’s decision to have an electoral understanding with all secular parties, including the Congress, in the elections.
In the 2016 West Bengal Assembly elections as well, the Left and the Congress were in an alliance, where the Left secured 32 and the Congress secured 44 seats, of the total 294 seats.
Bengal, along with Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry, will be going to polls around April-May in 2021.
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