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LF likely to have no alliance with Cong in WB by-polls

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Hinting that there would be no alliance with in the upcoming by-elections in two and one Assembly seat in state, the opposition led by CPI(M) has asked its party leaders and workers to prepare for the upcoming by-polls and strengthen the party organisation.

Speaking to reporters after the conclusion of a meeting with Front partners at CPI(M) headquarters today, Chairman Biman Bose hinted that this time there would be no electoral understanding with the for the by-polls.

"Notification for by-polls in Cooch Behar and Tamluk Seats and Monteswar Assembly constituency will be issued in two or three days. We have asked our leaders and workers to start preparation for the by-polls and strengthen the party organisation," Bose said.

Responding to queries whether there would be an electoral understanding with the for the by-polls, the Chairman said, "There was no such discussion in today's meeting."

"The constituents have been asked to start the primary preparations for the by-polls. As far as the is concerned, it is better to ask its leaders about their plans for the by-polls. We are not concerned about that."

The CPI(M)-led had forged an alliance with the in West Bengal ahead of the last polls.

The decision to forge an alliance with ideologically opposite raked up an inner party debate within the CPI(M).

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First Published: Sat, October 15 2016. 21:02 IST