KOLKATA: Describing the Congress as a “big letdown” for the Grand Alliance, which didn’t shape executive in Bihar, CPI(ML) Liberation common secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya was hoping the birthday party would undertake a “more realistic” method right through its seat-sharing talks with the Left Front in West Bengal.
Bhattacharya stated he used to be certain that the grand outdated birthday party, too, would be reviewing its deficient display in Bihar and be affordable whilst sealing a seat-sharing deal in politically delicate Bengal, the place the saffron brigade is making all efforts to clinch energy.
Citing the ballot effects in Bihar, the place Congress, as a spouse of the Grand Alliance, fared poorly, Bhattacharya stated in an interview, “The party shouldn’t be in the driver’s seat in the CPM-Congress alliance in West Bengal”.
As section of the seat-sharing deal in the Mahagathbandhan in theBihar elections, Congress fielded its applicants in 70 out of 243 seats in the state and controlled to bag 19.
It is not just in Bihar that the efficiency of Congress has dipped, the grand outdated birthday party scored low in Lok Sabha elections since 2014, in addition to in many state polls in the new years. In UP, the place Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav got here in combination in 2017 to struggle BJP, Congress may just win handiest seven seats, whilst Samajwadi Party emerged victorious in 47 segments.
In Assam, the place elections are due in March-April subsequent yr, Congress, which were ruling the state since 2001, misplaced energy in 2016 when its energy slipped to 26 in the 126-member House.
CPI(ML) (Liberation), alternatively, has carried out smartly in Bihar, successful 12 out of the 19 meeting constituencies it contested. Even CPI and CPM bagged two seats each and every.
The NDA, because of the stupendous effects of BJP, triumphed in 125 meeting segments, 3 greater than the magic determine of 122 in the 243-member Bihar House.
“The Congress was a big letdown for the Grand Alliance in Bihar. The seat-sharing arrangement should have been a more realistic one. The success rate of the Congress is the lowest. I am sure the party, too, would be reviewing its performance,” Bhattacharya stated. Buoyed by way of its efficiency in Bihar, the unconventional left- wing outfit is getting ready to go into the fray in Bengal once more, this time with extra vigour.