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Left Front flays Congress for 'unilaterally announcing' RS candidate in Bengal

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Chairman on Friday flayed the high command for "unilaterally announcing" their nominee in the coming election in West Bengal, while the two parties were still discussing fielding a common candidate.

Bose claimed that the was forced to name CPI-M leader as their candidate for the fifth seat in the state.

"Discussion was on between the and regarding nominating a common candidate for the election in But the High-command unilaterally announced their candidate from Delhi, before a conclusion could be reached," Bose alleged.

"It was discussed that either an educationalist or someone associated with social welfare, would be chosen, but under the present circumstances, the Left Front was forced to nominate who has equally good acceptance within the party as well as in other segments of the society," he said.

Meanwhile, extended her party's support to Congress candidate in the state and announced the names of four Trinamool candidates -- Subhasish Chakraborty, Abir Biswas, Santunu Sen, and for the Rajya Sabha polls.

Elections to the five Rajya Sabha seats from the state became necessary as the terms of Kunal Ghosh, and of the TMC and Tapan Sen of CPI-M will end on April 2.

Mukul Roy, who defected to BJP from the last year, had already resigned from the upper house of Parliament.



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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 22:24 IST