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Left parties to contest 150 assembly seats in Bihar: Bardhan

patna Updated: Jun 06, 2010 18:54 IST

CPI general secretary A B Bardhan on Sunday claimed that Left parties would contest 150 out of 243 assembly seats in Bihar during the elections due in October-November this year.

Bardhan told reporters in Patna at the party headquarters that the party had identified 50 seats which it could "win on its own strength" and said that the party in alliance with other Left parties including CPI(M), CPI-ML(liberation), RSP and Forward Bloc would contest 150 assembly seats in a bid to stall the NDA from forming the next government in Bihar.

Talks for a total Left alliance were on, Bardhan said adding the Left parties would come on a common platform to take on the might of the NDA.