Cong will fight in 93 seats, says Adhir
Congress will fight alone in 93 seats and in seven constituencies there will be friendly fight, WBPCC president Adhir Chowdhury said on Tuesday.
Chowdhury said the list of candidates had been sent to Delhi to get approval of the High Command.
His statement comes as a heavy blow as both some Congress and CPI(M) leaders are of the opinion that the stalemate will be ironed out and there will be one to one fight in the elections with the Trinamool Congress and no friendly fight with the CPI(M).
It was quite evident that the views of Somen Mitra, Pradip Bhattacharya and Abdul Mannan differed from Adhir Chowdhury, whose only intention was to keep the interest of Murshidabad intact. Mitra said talks with CPI(M) was on and the problem of seat adjustment would be resolved soon.
The CPI(M) has published a list of 200 candidates in two phases. In the first phase, it had published a list of 116 candidates and it had announced the names of 84 candidates in the second list. Two RJD and 2 JDU candidates will contest in the polls. Thus, out of 294 seats, the Left Front will contest in 204 seats while the Congress will fight in another 90 seats. But from Chowdhury’s statement it is clear that there will be friendly fight in 10 seats.
Left Front leaders refused to make any comment on the matter. They are waiting for the formal announcement by the Congress.