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WB Cong leaders face protest over proposed alliance with


Press Trust of India Kolkata
A section of West Bengal Congress workers Wednesday staged protest against senior party leaders--Abdul Mannan and Pradip Bhattacharya-- over proposed seat sharing with the CPI(M) for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
The West Bengal Congress had convened a meeting of its election committee during the day to decide election strategy for the 2019 Parliamentary polls.
Mannan, who is Leader of Opposition in West Bengal state Assembly and Bhattacharya, a party MP and chairman of state coordination committee, faced protest as a section of the state Congress workers shouted slogans against the duo for trying to compromise interests of the party by forging a seat sharing deal with CPI(M).
Congress workers asked then to go back.
Bhattacharya hit back at the protestors saying they are acting against the interests of the party.
"After being in Congress for last four decades. I don't need lecture from you guys on what is in favour of the party and what is against it," Bhattacharya said.
Miffed with CPI(M), the West Bengal Congress Wednesday said there will be no seat sharing with CPI(M) by compromising the dignity of Congress and gave an ultimatum to Left Front to take a call on the tie-up by this Sunday.

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First Published: Feb 27 2019 | 8:25 PM IST

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