A joint rally of the Congress and CPI-M slated to be held in Kolkata on Monday is a step in direction of an alliance forward of the 2021 Assembly elections as casual talks on the difficulty are on, Congress sources mentioned on Sunday.
The West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) and the Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M) will rally on November 23 to protest towards the alleged ‘anti-people’ insurance policies of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) authorities on the Centre.
The BJP has already began preparation to tackle the ruling Trinamool Congress. The Congress and the Left will face challenges from the TMC, BJP and AIMIM in the state polls.
Party insiders mentioned that each events will chalk out joint political programmes throughout varied Bengal districts to emerge as a 3rd political various in the Assembly polls.
“Both the parties met to prepare the road map for the coming Assembly polls,” the sources mentioned.
CPI-M chief Sitaram Yechury has mentioned that defeating the TMC and the BJP is a precedence for his celebration as he blames the TMC for BJP inroads in the japanese state. The West Bengal might see three-cornered contest with AIMIM giving an edge to the BJP, as was seen in Bihar Assembly polls.
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen has reportedly provided an alliance with TMC and awaiting a response. Howver, it is unlikely that the TMC will be part of fingers with AIMIM, contemplating it would give the BJP a bonus, the sources identified.
As many as 90 seats in the 294-member West Bengal Assembly have sizeable Muslim voters, who is usually a deciding issue in any ballot battle. Even if the AIMIM could not win many seats in Bengal, it could possibly absolutely play a Bihar-like spoilsport for the TMC and the Congress.
Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has accused AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi of attempting to profit the BJP. Owaisi has denied the cost and maintained that he was working a political celebration and contest elections wherever the celebration needs.
Muslims in West Bengal account for 27 per cent of the full voters, a majority of them going together with the TMC and the Congress in the previous.
The BJP received 18 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 normal elections and any additional division of Muslim votes in Assembly elections will solely profit it.
The districts of Murshidabad, Malda, and North Dinajpur have greater than 50 per cent Muslim inhabitants whereas Birbhum, North and South 24 Parganas, Howrah and Nadia have greater than 25 per cent Muslims.