West Bengal: Left Front faces problems from allied parties over alliance with ISF

Kolkata: The Left Front now faces problems from its allied parties over the alliance with Indian Secular Front (ISF).

According to Left Front sources, DYFI women wing and SFI had sent a letter to CPI (M)’s headquarters in Kolkata stating that the poll debacle of the Left Front in the recently concluded Assembly post is due to the inclusion of ISF.

“The allied parties of the Left Front have asked the CPI (M) to take immediate action over the alliance as the bypoll and civic polls are due soon. The Left Front had said that they will soon take a call over it soon,” said the sources.

It can be recalled that last week the senior Left Front leaders had held a closed door meeting to discuss the poll debacle.

“In the closed door the pros and the cons of inclusion of Indian Secular Front (ISF) was also discussed. Several senior party leaders are of the mind that inclusion of ISF had distanced the traditional Left Front from the party,” mentioned the sources.

West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had earlier this week had also said that the Congress had done an alliance with the Left Front and not ISF as Chowdhury also feels that ISF is the main reason for the defeat of Congress- Left alliance.

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