CPM may tie up with non-Left parties

CPM may tie up with non-Left parties

The CPM may ultimately revert to its old policy of forging alliances with non-Left parties at the national level.

The change in party’s stance is inspired by its ambition to recover traditional bastions of West Bengal and Kerala. The party plenum which began on Sunday in Kolkata will finalise the issue in its five-day session.

The party in its last congress in April this year had critically analysed its policy of making alliances with non-Left political parties. The party came to the conclusion that electoral alliances made in the name of third front, the front against both Congress and the BJP, proved to be detrimental to the independent growth of the party.

The party congress decided to abandon the idea of third front and make unity of the Left its prime goal. The decision was implemented by forging a national level Left Front with six Left parties including the CPM, CPI, Forward Block, RSP, SUCI and the CPI-ML. For the first time, the CPM recognised the SUCI and the CPI-ML. Both the parties had been on the list of enemies.

This front contested Bihar elections independently and the CPI-ML won three seats as well. The CPI-ML opposes both Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad.

According to available indications, the party may change its stance on forging alliance with non-Left parties in order to keep away Mamata Banerjee’s Trinmool Congress from the anti-BJP alliance.

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