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All opposition forces should join hands to tackle BJP nationally: CPI(M)

Prime News, National (Kolkata), Aug 6;- 4The CPI(M)’s West Bengal secretary Surya Kanta Mishra on Thursday said that it will be good if all the opposition forces in the country, including the Trinamool Congress, come together to fight the BJP at the national level as “our battle will move forward if we can oust it from Delhi”. But the Left forces will take on both the Mamata Banerjee-led party and the saffron camp in West Bengal, the Left leader said.

He also said that a section of the party had put the BJP and the TMC, in the same bracket as its principal adversary, coining the term ‘BJMOOL’ ahead of the assembly polls held earlier this but that was not accepted by people.

Delivering a speech at a programme to mark the 133rd birth anniversary of Muzaffar Ahmed, one of the founders of the communist movement in India, here, Mishra said, “We feel that all secular, democratic and Left forces have to be brought together to fight against both the Trinamool Congress and the BJP in the state.”

Those who think that the BJP can be tackled with the help of the TMC in West Bengal would in turn end up helping the saffron brigade, the CPI(M) state secretary said.

Noting that the party’s strategy in the 2021 elections was correct, he said that the CPI(M) cannot deviate from the path of taking on both the TMC and BJP in the state.

The CPI(M) drew a blank in the elections along with its alliance partner Congress, while the newly-formed Indian Secular Front (ISF) managed to open its account with one seat.

“Those who are favouring a soft approach towards the Trinamool Congress and want to fight the BJP under its umbrella will find that the BJP will gain from it,” Mishra said. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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