The West Bengal Congress hailed the decision of CPI(M) seeking cooperation from all democratic forces by stating that every secular parties in the state should respect the aspirations of the masses.
“It is not about what we decide or what CPI(M) decides. The people and the grassroots level workers of CPI(M) and Congress have decided to forge an alliance in order to oust TMC and alienate BJP. So it is our prime duty to respect the aspirations of the masses and workers,” state Congress president Adhir Chowdhury told PTI.
When asked when would the Congress high command take a call regarding the alliance, Chowdhury said “We have placed our views and aspirations of the masses before the high command. Now it is for the high command to take a final call.”
The CPI(M) Central Committee, after its two day meeting in a statement said “In West Bengal, the main task is to restore democracy and foil the aggressive efforts by the communal forces to polarise the people in the state by ousting the present Trinamool Congress government.
“CPI(M) will seek the cooperation of all democratic forces in the state to strengthen people’s unity in West Bengal to defeat the Trinamool Congress, isolate the BJP and their machinations,” it said.