Three Left parties form a grand alliance in Bihar to counter BJP

Press Trust of India Patna | Updated on July 29, 2014 Published on July 29, 2014

The Left describes the alliance between the JD(U), RJD and Congress as “opportunistic”.

Describing the JD(U), RJD and Congress tie-up as “opportunistic”, the three major Left parties in Bihar on Tuesday formed an alliance to contest the Assembly by-polls on 10 seats in the State.

Under the seat sharing agreement, CPI(ML) will contest five seats, while the CPI(M) and CPI will fight on three and two seats, respectively, State secretaries of the three Left parties told reporters at a joint press conference here.

CPI(M) state secretary Vijay Kant Thakur said: “CPI(ML) will contest Narkatiaganj, Rajnagar (SC), Bhagalpur, Hajipur, Mohania (SC) seats, CPI (M) will put up candidates on Chapra, Mohiuddinagar, Parbatta, while CPI will fight on Jale and Banka.”

Pointing out that this is the first time that a complete alliance has been formed by the major Left parties in Bihar, CPI State secretary Rajendra Prasad Singh said top Central leaders of the three parties will campaign together for the by-elections.

Singh also said that the Left alliance is the need of the hour as the policies of the BJP and the JD(U), RJD, Congress are similar and exploitative for the masses.

CPI(ML) secretary Kunal described the alliance between the JD(U), RJD and Congress as “opportunistic” as they have been fighting against each others all these years.

“The Left parties can neither be with Congress nor with BJP. Our socioeconomic policies are opposed to both these parties, which indulge in exploiting the poor masses,” Kunal said.

Rajendra Prasad Singh of the CPI said the main aim of the Left alliance is to check the spread of the BJP in Bihar.

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Published on July 29, 2014
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