Pitching for an alliance with Congress in the coming assembly elections in West Bengal, CPI(M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Thursday said people want such a tie-up to oust Trinamool Congress from power. “… Lots of people are talking about the alliance. You need to understand why people are talking about the alliance, because they are demanding that all of us fight together to oust TMC from power,” he said. “There may be differences – differences between people but there is a single point which is to defeat TMC. We all have to fight together,” Bhattacharjee said. <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The CPI(M) state committee meeting tomorrow will take a call on electoral tactics, including the issue of alliance with Congress. This is the second time that the former chief minister has openly spoken in favour of an alliance. The first time was in January in a rally in Singur. He also lashed out at the Trinamool Congress government and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.”If the (Nano) factory was set up in the state, the situation would have changed in Singur. Not a single industry had come up in Bengal in last four-and-a-half years. She is only spreading lies. The state is going backwards. They (TMC) have destroyed the health care, education system in Bengal,” he said.Earlier in the day, CPI(M)-led Left Front formally agreed to discuss the issue of the alliance with Congress, if it approached. CPI(M) organised the rally in Barrackpore in North 24-Parganas district to demand industrialisation in the area, which was once an industrial belt. Congress leaders from West Bengal were divided on a tie-up with the Left when party vice-president Rahul Gandhi held consultations with them.
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