Tripura LoP rules out Cong-Left Front alliance in WB

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Agartala, Feb 6: The Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the state Assembly and senior Congress leader Sudip Roy Barman today ruled out possibility of alliance with the Left Front in West Bengal for the coming Assembly elections. "There is no chance of forging an alliance between CPI(M) and Congress in West Bengal.

A section of Congress leaders in West Bengal are spreading rumours. "We have already sent a letter to AICC president Sonia Gandhi requesting her to take action against those leaders.

We hope AICC will reject the proposal of alliance because it will destroy the party's prospects in Tripura and West Bengal forever," Barman said.

He said the the CPI(M) and the BJP are the main rivals of Congress both in the state and at the Centre. "In fact, Sonia Gandhi asked us to strengthen movement against the misrule of Left Front here.

Congress is a national political party and we don't believe it can have separate polices for separate states," he said.

Barman said the Congress leaders who were enthusiastic about a tie-up with the CPI(M) were doing so for their personal and not party's benefit and they could leave the party.

Senior Congress leader and former MLA Tapas Dey said the president of Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee, Birajit Sinha, is now camping in Delhi and has taken up the matter with the AICC leadership.

Sinha has told the leadership an alliance with CPI(M) in any state would be disastrous for the party, Dey said.


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