The second round of talks between the Congress and Left gatherings for seat-partaking in the impending West Bengal races finished on Thursday. The course of action has been settled for 193 seats up until now.
While Congress will challenge on 92 seats, Left gatherings will challenge on 101. The game plan for the leftover 101 seats will be concluded in the following round of talks between the gatherings.
The gatherings had on Monday concluded that they will challenge the seats they had won individually in the 2016 surveys. The Left-Congress coalition in 2016 had won 77 seats, out of which the Congress had arisen successful in 44.
“Today we have concluded that we will keep the particular 44 and 33 seats that the Congress and the Left had won in 2016. On the leftover 217 seats, the discussions are on,” senior Congress pioneer Pradip Bhattacharya had said at a joint public interview. He had been cheerful that the seat-sharing course of action would be finished before the month’s over.
Prior in January, Left Front Chairman and CPI-M politburo part Biman Bose hosted said the coalition between the gatherings was a “absolute necessity to overcome the shared power BJP and the extremist TMC (Trinamool Congress).”
“The partnership would whip the twofold standard in Bengal,” the veteran Left pioneer had told the media.
The races to the 294-part West Bengal gathering are probably going to be held in April-May alongside Assam, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala. In the 2016 West Bengal surveys, Trinamool had held its lion’s share and won 211 seats while the Bharatiya Janata Party won three seats.
Nonetheless, in the 2019 Lok Sabha decisions, the Left and Congress had battled independently. While the Congress won two seats, the Left Front overwhelmed by the CPI-M, which governed Bengal for a very long time (1977-2011), experienced a mental blackout.