Kolkata, April 29: West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury said in a recent interview that the current electoral understanding between the Congress and Left is here to stay and its future will not be decided by the outcome of this year's Assembly election.
Speaking to Ananadabaazar website, Chowdhury, who played a instrumental role in reaching the tie-up between the Congress and Left to topple the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government of Mamata Banerjee, said the CPI(M) is a natural ally of the Congress in the fight against "communal" forces led by the BJP. [Has Congress forgotten Sainbari massacre?]
He said the Congress and Left came together in the first UPA government of Manmohan Singh which proves that despite all the differences in the lower rungs, the two parties will join hands in the national politics in future. [Kerala, Tripura CPI(M) deny Rahul-Buddhadeb bonhomie any importance]
But if secularism is the biggest bond of the Congress and Left, is there any chance of Mamata Banerjee also joining this platform? To this, Chowdhury said one can't deny that Banerjee's party was in the UPA 2 government led by the Congress but alleged that the TMC supremo is closer to the BJP now. "If she changes her mind in the future, then she is welcome in the Left-Congress alliance," Chowdhury said.
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