CONGRESS-LEFT-ISF ALLIANCE IN WEST BENGAL

CONGRESS-LEFT-ISF ALLIANCE IN WEST BENGAL

The Congress will contest in 92 seats in the West Bengal assembly election in alliance with the Left and the Indian Secular Front. The Left will be contesting in 165 seats, whereas ISF will be contesting in 37 seats. The Congress-Left alliance wants to make the Assembly polls a triangular contest and not only between the ruling TMC and the chief challenger BJP. Incidentally, the BJP has placed itself as the main opposition party after winning 18 seats in Lok Sabha 2019 polls. The TMC is eyeing a third term in West Bengal; however, many leaders, including close aides of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, have switched sides to the BJP. The saffron party has fielded several central ministers and stalwarts of the party to campaign for the West Bengal elections which has become a prestige state for both BJP’s campaigner-in-chief, Amit Shah. On the other hand, Mamata Banerjee is emphasizing on her secular credentials, popular daughter of the soil image as well as good governance to pursue a third consecutive term in West Bengal.


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  1. Rahil Nora Chopra Rahil Nora Chopra says:

    Senior Journalist & Political Columnist