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CPI-ML to contest 75 LS seats

patna Updated: Feb 11, 2009 03:22 IST

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The CPI-ML (Liberation) would contest from 75 seats in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, party General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya said in Patna today.

A decision to this effect was taken at the two-day meeting of the party politburo which concluded today.

The politburo has decided to field maximum number of Dalit and tribal candidates in reserved as well as in general constituencies, Bhattacharya said.

Ruling out the possibility of emergence of third front “right now,” Bhattacharya said his party would contest at least six Lok Sabha seats against CPI(M) and CPI in West Bengal.

“In Bihar, we may be putting up our candidates from 20 to 22 Lok Sabha seats,” he said.

Hoping that the Left alliance would remain intact till the polls, the CPI-ML leader said “economic crisis, increasing US interference in India’s internal matters, insecurity, unemployment and the increasing cost of living” would be his party’s major poll issues.

Talking about Bihar, Bhattachaya said “widespread resentment prevailed among the masses against feudal elements in the Nitish Kumar led government which is evident from the mass anger he is facing during his vikas yatra”.