Left not sure of SP’s support in future
Though Samajwadi Party (SP) went into an understanding with the CPI (M) in the coming assembly poll in Rajasthan, the central committee member and in-charge of the party’s affairs in Rajasthan, Hannan Mollah is not very sure that SP will support them in future.
Speaking to the Millennium Post on the context of SP’s good understanding with the UPA government, Mollah said, ‘We have invited all the parties who wants a non Congress and non BJP option. SP has approached and we have joined hand. In future if they changed their mind, we don't have any problem.’
When asked despite having bitter experiences in past, why they have an alliance with the SP, he said, ‘They have ditched us in many issues in recent past including FDI and therefore we are not actually worried or concern if they leave us in future. But you cannot say no to someone who actually wants to join hands against BJP and Congress’.
In the 2013 assembly poll which is scheduled on December 1, 2013, the CPI (M) has went in to alliance with the CPI, SP, Janta Dal (S) and Janta Dal (U). The party (CPI-M) has fielded 37 candidates in 12 districts in Rajasthan. Out of 37, three are sitting MLAs from Daud (Pema Ram), Dattaramgarh (Amra Ram) and Anoopgarh (Pawan Duggal).
In Chhattisgarh, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh, the CPI (M) have fielded four, four and eight candidates respectively.
Mollah alleged that their party leaders are threatened in many areas sensing better results as compare to previous assembly poll. ‘There was an assassination plan against our party leader Balwan Punia who is contesting from Bhadra in Hanumangarh district,’ he alleged.
The other Left parties including CPI also went in to an understanding in Chhattisgarh with the Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha (CMM), Janata Dal (United), Chhattisgarh Swabhiman Manch (CSM), Gondwana Gandtantra Party (GGP), National People's Party (NPP) and Lokjanshakti Samajwadi Party (LSP).
They (CPI) have fielded 13 candidates in Chhattisgarh, 10 in Delhi, 23 candidates in Rajasthan and 23 in Madhya Pradesh. However, apart from Chhattisgarh, they have not went in to an alliance with any other political parties.