Nov. 22, 2020, 4:14 p.m.
Kolkata: The CPI-M and Congress will stage a joint rally in Kolkata on Monday as part of a possible alliance for the 2021 Assembly elections in West Bengal.
Congress sources were quoted as saying by a news agency that the two parties are going through informal talks on the issue.
The rally will see the West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) and the Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M) stage a protest against the alleged ‘anti-people’ policies of the central government.
CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury has blamed the ruling TMC for helping the BJP make inroads in West Bengal and said that defeating both these parties is a priority for the Left.
The BJP won just three of the 294 assembly seats in West Bengal at the 2016 polls. However, the saffron party won 18 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 general elections.