CPM central panel member quits over Bengal alliance with Congress

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 20, 2016 16:47 IST
CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury presides over a politburo meeting at the party office in New Delhi. (PTI)

The rift within the CPI(M) over its alliance with the Congress in West Bengal took its first toll on Monday. Jagmati Sangwan, a central committee member from Haryana, resigned from the panel in protest of the alliance.

The veteran communist was almost in tears when she said “the alliance with the Congress was not in sync with the party’s political tactical line adopted in the party congress last year”.

Sangwan also skipped the ongoing meeting of the central committee in protest.

The Bengal unit’s decision to go with the Congress has already sparked a debate. The Kerala leadership, which is fighting the Congress, tried to corner their Bengal counterpart. Pressure is also on party general secretary Sitaram Yechury as he sided with the Bengal unit.

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