Though CPI(M) and Congress leaders are hopeful about an electoral alliance to oust the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the upcoming Assembly elections, rank and file of both the parties feel that this would be detrimental for them.
It may be mentioned here that Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said that the Trinamool was not giving this alliance any importance.
He was talking to media in Siliguri on Tuesday afternoon. In the recently concluded plenum of the CPI(M) that was demand to form an alliance with the Congress. Neither party secretary Sitaram Yehchury nor Prakash Karat said anything about the alliance.
A veteran Congress worker of south Kolkata said such an alliance was unacceptable for party supporters. “You cannot trust CPI(M) and if the alliance wins, who will be the Chief Minister. He asked. He said no official alliance was possible. “We have been tortured by the CPI(M) when they came to power in 1977 and we cannot never forget those days. No genuine Congress voter will vote for CPI(M).”
A veteran CPI(M) leader said such electoral alliance would affect the interest of both the parties. “No genuine Congress or CPI(M) supporter can vote for their arch rival,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Trinamool Congress will organise rallies to counter the canard spread by the CPI(M). A rally will be taken out by the Trinamool Trade Union Congress on Wednesday. Veteran Trinamool leader Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay will lead the rally that will start from Raja Subodh Mullick Square and end at Esplanade.