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CPI(M) leader Moinul Hassan quits party after 42 years

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Senior CPI(M) leader and former today announced his decision to quit the party following "differences of opinion".

Hassan, who has associated with the CPI(M) for 42 years, has been a two-time Lok Sabha and a one-time Rajya Sabha of CPI(M).

"I decided to leave the party as party leaders did not want to take my views. I am of the opinion that the is gaining ground across and trying to strengthen its base in

"To oust the from the Centre, there needs to be a grand alliance of all parties and we can't differentiate on this issue. But, the CPI(M) doesn't share my point of view. It is not even conceding that the is a fascist party," he told reporters here.

said that although he is quitting the CPI(M), he would remain in

"He was with the party when we were in power. Now, we are not in power so he has decided to quit. It is quite obvious where he is going to join," a senior CPI(M) leader said.

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First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 22:20 IST