The Congress will continue its alliance with the CPI(M)-led Left Front in the state, the West Bengal PCC President said on Sunday in the wake of murmurs of opposition from a section of Left Front allies and criticism from within the CPI(M) itself.
“We are happy that CPI(M) state secretary Surjyakanta Mishra has talked in favour of continuing with the alliance,” West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee president Adhir Chowdhury told the media.
“We will invite the Left Front to our programmes. We are different political parties and don’t decide on political programmes together,” Chowdhury said, adding that they would stick to the alliance.
“We had earlier said that the alliance is not just for the elections and that it will continue post-poll, we stand by that,” Chowdhury said.
The Congress marginally gained from the alliance in the recently-held Assembly polls in the state while the Left Front came a poor third, losing the main Opposition status to Congress.