With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee giving sufficient hints of Trinamool Congress going it alone within the state within the Lok Sabha polls, the state unit of Congress is ready for the high-command’s approval to provoke seat-sharing talks with the CPI(M)- led Left Front within the state.
Sources in West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) stated that though the bulk within the state unit of the celebration are fairly on having a seat-sharing settlement with Left Front, the formal approval from the celebration high-command to begin the identical is awaited.
“Probably, the high command was trying to feel the pulse on how far Trinamool Congress will be flexible in the seat-sharing talks with Congress. The indication was already there that Trinamool Congress was not willing to spare more than two seats for us, where Congress has sitting party Lok Sabha members. Now since the chief minister has given the clear indication of fielding candidates from all the 42 constituencies in West Bengal, now we hope to get the go-ahead signal from the high command to initiate seat sharing talks with the Left Front, ” stated a senior WBPCC chief.
According to him, the state Congress within the possible seat-sharing talks with the Left Front want to declare stakes for eight to 10 seats, the outstanding of which will likely be all three in Murshidabad district, each the seats in Malda, one every from North Dinajpur, Darjeeling and Purulia.
The state Congress management is kind of in settlement with Left Front in supporting candidature of All India Secular Front (AISF)’s lone consultant in state Assembly, Naushad Siddique, from Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha constituency in South 24 Parganas district, whose MP is Trinamool Congress’ basic secretary Abhishek Banerjee.
However, each Congress and Left Front will prolong the assist, supplied the AISF doesn’t discount for contesting from extra constituencies within the state.