FB in Tripura retreats to be in Left Front

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Agartala, Mar 9: With the announcement of 10th Assembly Election result All India Forward Bloc(FB),Tripura unit, has returned to the Left fold having found their popularity graph dwindling.

However, they have reiterated that they will not tolerate the dominance of CPI(M).

Talking to UNI here today FB state general secretary Shyamal Roy said FB was not bothered by electoral politics, but rather wished to strengthen the Left movement to protect the country from communal and corrupt forces.

He said the party in West Bengal had already announced to contest upcoming panchayat elections in May independently followed by Tripura elections.

Meanwhile, CPI(M)'s reaction was sharp after the miserable performance of FB in just concluded election and said that the party had understood the reality in the election after snapping 30 years of political ties with CPI(M)-led Left Front.

According to election result, FB secured only about 0.0015 per cent of the total votes, after fielding its candidates in 15 constituencies.

''We have snapped our ties with the Front to protest the autocratic attitude of the CPI(M) and CPI(M) should not call the ruling coalition here a Front now,'' Mr Roy said.

However, cracks surfaced in the Front long back, and there have been bickering between the CPI(M) and its Left allies on several issues, especially in West Bengal. The Bloc leadership in West Bengal has often been talking about quitting the coalition.

Mr Roy, however, claimed that CPI(M) had lost Bordwali constituency in Agartala because of FB's departure from the Front where CPM candidate was defeated by 3225 votes.


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