In West Bengal, the CPI(M) and the Left Front will have an electoral understanding with all secular parties, including the Congress, which seek to defeat the BJP and the TMC. After days of deliberations with the Congress, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) -led Left Front released its first list of candidates for 25 seats in West Bengal for the upcoming Lok Sabha election 2019. Political experts believe that the Left-Congress alliance is in place because both parties are fighting for their existence. Political experts believe that the Left-Congress alliance is in place because both parties are fighting for their existence. Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives in Gujarat, inaugurates 'Vikas Utsav 2020' program. The largest communist party in the country, in a first since its formation in 1964, has failed to win a single seat from West Bengal in the 2019 parliamentary election. Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets. Photo: PTI/Swapan Mahapatra. 44-Year-Old POPULAR TV Actor Sameer Sharma Dies By Suicide; Found Hanging At His Malad Home. Birbhum: Dr. Rezaul Karim. 16. 11. A lot of people believe that instead of getting outside support, CPI(M) must revive from within and bring new leaders.”, Speaking to The Wire, CPI(M) leader and MLA from Jadavpur, Sujan Chakroborty said, “The pact is an endeavour to unite all secular forces to fight against communal and fascist forces in the country. Dasgupta groomed Chakraborty along with Biman Bose, Anil Biswas, Subhas Chakraborty and Buddhadeb Bhattacharya as the next generation leaders of the party. A district general secretary of CPI(M) party, on the condition of anonymity, said, “I, as an individual, don’t support the decision. Burdwan Durgapur: Abhas Roy Chowdhury, CPI(M) 5. Sk. All rights reserved. The CPI(M)’s vote share in the 2019 election declined to a mere 6.28%, and the Left Front combined secured around 7% of the total votes polled. The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) strongly condemns the police brutality unleashed against peaceful protesters at the state government headquarters Nabanna in Kolkata today. Kolkata: After days of deliberations with the Congress, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) -led Left Front released its first list of candidates for 25 seats in West Bengal for the upcoming Lok Sabha election 2019. As of 2018, CPI(M) is heading the state government in Kerala and having elected members in 8 state legislative assemblies including Kerala, West Bengal, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Jammu & Kashmir, and Rajasthan. It also operates as the West Bengal Left Front. Again, we are asking for an alliance in 2021. He was a Rajya Sabha MP from 2008 to 2014, and an MLA from 1981 to 1996. You can find out more by clicking He is ex- Chief Minister of West Bengal from 2000 to 2011. This is not just about elections; we are uniting for the people and fighting the communal forces.”, When asked why an alliance was formed when it already proved to be a failure in the 2016 assembly election, Chakroborty said, “In 2016, the understanding was not approved by the party’s highest body, which led to some confusion. His daughter said she will follow the protocol by Left leaders for the last rites. 25. Over nine hundred protesters were grievously injured and over a hundred of them are reportedly in a critical condition. It is twin danger in Bengal so we will fight against both.”, Also read: As Bengal Elections Approach, Digital Media Fills Up with Propaganda Camouflaged as News. Alipurduar (Tribal): Mili Urao, RSP Raiganj: Mohd. 6. Pradhan. Nirmal Kr. With alliance talks between the Left and the Congress still underway, the party decided to not field candidates in four seats where Congress had won in the 2014 elections. Uttam Kr. The party appeared from a divided from the Communist Party of India in 1964. Will the CPI(M)-Congress Alliance in West Bengal Work This Time? List of political leaders in CPIM party West Bengal. Bonga (SC): Alokesh Das, CPI(M) Santosh Rana, national council member of CPI West Bengal, told The Wire, “To defeat a communal force like BJP, all Left parties must unite, and all democratic and secular parties should join hands.”, All India Forward Bloc, another Left Front constituent, has softened its previous stand and taken a cautionary approach. 18. In Tamilnadu, the CPI(M) will contest the elections as part of the DMK led alliance. Hooghly: Pradip Saha, CPI(M) My condolences to his family, friends and supporters,” read the Chief Minister’s tweet. Jainagar: Subhas Naskar, RSP As I always said politics is all about uncertainty. Find West Bengal Leaders Latest News, Videos & Pictures on West Bengal Leaders and see latest updates, news, information from NDTV.COM. this link, Zimbabwe in Pakistan, 3 T20I Series, 2020. Balurghat: Ronen Barman, RSP The efforts of the state government have earned accolades from international agencies including the World Health Organisation. But the primary question is, will it work – or fail just like it did in 2016? 9. However, both calls went unanswered. Medinipur: Biplab Bhatt, CPI(M) If Congress discusses and comes to an understanding with all Left parties of the Front and not simply project a leader, then that can be a possibility.”. 4. Ghatal: Tapan Ganguly, CPI(M) My condolences to his family, friends and supporters. In 2019, there was no alliance. Arambagh (SC): Shaktimohan Mullick, CPI(M) Chakraborty had tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted in Peerless hospital on July 31 and put on ventilator thereafter on August 1. “In 2016, the alliance didn’t work. ). 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