Yechury faces heat for allying with Congress

Yechury faces heat for allying with Congress

The CPM leadership is facing extreme heat in the wake of party’s worst-ever performance in the Assembly polls of West Bengal.

Party general secretary Sitaram Yechury’s electoral tactic of aligning with the Congress is facing severe criticism from the party and the Left Front after the results. 

Yechury indicated a reversal of the tactics of journeying with the Congress. He said that the party will review its electoral tactics. He, however, underlined attacks on the party workers by TMC cadres as the main challenge and said that the party will fight against it.

The party general secretary also attributed the drubbing in West Bengal to the TMC-sponsored violence.

While talking to reporters, he attacked the Congress, accusing it of transferring votes to a BJP candidate in Kerala which led him to win the seat. He also accused the Trinamool Congress of supporting the BJP to win few seats.

Yechury said that there was a match-fixing for transferring votes to BJP. While speaking to the media at party headquarters in Delhi, senior party leader from West Bengal Hannan Mollah said: “I will not say miscalculation, but our organisation could not turn the new development of coming together and building resistance into votes.”

A similar view was expressed by other Left partners including CPI. “Left parties need to do serious introspection about their strategy in West Bengal,” said party national secretary D Raja. Another leader Atul Anjan also said “whether our decision to go with the Congress was right needs to be reviewed”.

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