Former arch rivals Congress and Left parties will unite in view of assembly elections
Both the parties announced a joint rally on January 21 ahead of the elections to be held in the state.
Agartala, In view of the Tripura Assembly Elections, former arch-rivals Congress and Left parties held their first meeting unitedly on Thursday to fight the Tripura Assembly Elections. In the meeting, both the parties announced a joint rally on January 21 ahead of next month’s elections in the state. Speaking to Stuffunknown, Jitendra Chowdhary, secretary of CPIM, said that BJP did not allow voting after coming to power. He appeals to all secular democratic forces to unite against the fascist government.
During this, Chaudhary called upon all the people who are unhappy with the BJP to take part in the rally. Chaudhary insisted that there will be no flag of any party in the rally. He made it clear that he will not go to the Trinamool Congress (TMC) for any alliance for the elections going to be held on February 16. Sources said that the Left and the Congress had reached out to Tipra Motha, the party holding the seats in the tribal area Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) of the state, but nothing concrete has come out of the talks so far.
Let us tell you that in the first round of talks between the Left and the Congress, along with forming a united front, the emphasis was mostly on seat sharing. Sources said that the strength of parties in different seats should be the criteria to decide the distribution. However, experts said it will not be easy for the Left and the Congress to fight unitedly as they have been arch rivals for 25 years. In 2016, he tried a similar model in Bengal but failed. On the other hand, political experts say that if he gets the support of Tipra Motha, who is demanding Tipraland and has influence on 20 out of 60 seats in Tripura, then the situation may change for the allies.
Tags: BJP, congress, Left-Congress alliance, TMC, Tripura, Tripura Politics
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 20, 2023, 14:08 IST