Kolkata: The Congress’ West Bengal unit and the Left Front on Wednesday decided to join their hands together to defeat the BJP and the TMC in the state ahead of next year’s assembly polls.
The Congress and the TMC have decided to prepare a “common minimum programme”, based on which they will jointly fight against the BJP and the TMC.
“We have decided to prepare a common minimum programme, based on which the joint movement or political programmes would be undertaken. It won’t be a one-sided affair. It would be a both-way thing,” Bengal Congress president Somen Mitra said.
The way the BJP is gaining ground in the state, it is imperative that the CPI(M) and the Congress join hands to stop the march of “the communal forces”, he said.
Both the parties have decided for a tie-up after the BJP is paving their way in West Bengal which is posing as a major challenge for the ruling Trinamool Congress.