Even as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday stated she was grateful to the CPI(ML) for extending assist to TMC, senior leaders of CPI (ML) stated there was no “support” as such and that they’d marketing campaign towards the BJP in a majority of seats and go away it to the individuals to resolve who one of the best opponent towards them is.
For many months now, CPI(ML) basic secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya has maintained, in a stance that differs from the opposite Left events, that the first goal must be to fight the expansion of the BJP in Bengal.
On Friday, as TMC introduced its candidates for 291 seats, Banerjee named a number of leaders from different events who had backed her. Among them, she thanked Bhattacharya for “extending support”.
Speaking in regards to the place of the CPI(ML), Bhattacharya didn’t use the phrase “support”. “The stance of the CPI(ML) is very clear. We are going to fight 12 seats on our own. Apart from that, in 12 to 15 seats, we will back selected Left candidates. In the rest of Bengal, we will campaign to defeat the BJP. The people will decide who is the best alternative to the BJP,” he informed The Indian Express.
In December, get together leaders had indicated that they noticed the elections not essentially as a tripolar battle, however one to primarily hold the “divisive BJP out”. They stated they’d not contest many seats, however “work on a campaign” to familiarise voters throughout the state with “what the BJP stands for”.