KOLKATA: Following a debacle within the West Bengal meeting election, state Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has stated he doesn’t need to contest any future election in an alliance which has the Indian Secular Front (ISF) as a companion.
The Congress chief stated he has requested the Left Front to not ally with the ISF as he had reservations.
The Samyukta Morcha of the Congress, Left and the ISF didn’t make an influence on the citizens. The alliance received only one seat and that went to the occasion floated by an Islamic cleric in January.
“I will never want the ISF to be part of an alliance where we are also present,” Chowdhury, additionally the chief of the Congress occasion within the Lok Sabha, instructed PTI over the cellphone.
He asserted his occasion by no means went to type an alliance with the ISF and it was the Left, which selected to tie up with the occasion.
“I had asked them not to do so, but they (Left parties) said that they had made a commitment. And now you can see the result,” the Congress chief stated.
Out of the constituents of the Samyukta Morcha, the Congress and the Left events have drawn a clean within the not too long ago concluded meeting elections, whereas the ISF managed to win only a single seat.
Since the Congress already had an understanding with the Left, the Samyukta Morcha was shaped, Chowdhury stated.
The Morcha’s debacle was “imminent because the people of West Bengal just refused to accept the alliance”, he stated.
In the 2016 meeting elections, the Congress-Left alliance had bagged 76 seats, whereas the BJP may solely handle to win three seats.
This yr, the saffron occasion bagged 77 out of the 292 seats which went to the polls.
The Congress misplaced its conventional vote base within the two districts of Malda and Murshidabad on this election, Chowdhury stated.
People usually vote for events or alliances, not candidates, and “this time they have refused the Morcha”, the veteran Congress chief stated.
The Congress had received 14 out of the 22 meeting constituencies in Murshidabad within the 2016 elections, whereas Left Front had received 4. The Trinamool Congress needed to be happy with simply 4 seats then.
This yr, the TMC received 17 seats, whereas the BJP bagged three. Polling didn’t happen in two constituencies, because of the loss of life of candidates.
In Malda, the Congress had bagged eight out of 12 constituencies in 2016, whereas the BJP had bought one. The Left Front had received two seats whereas one seat went to an impartial candidate.
This yr, out of the 12 seats in Malda district, the TMC bagged eight, whereas the BJP received 4.