CPM central committee nod for seat adjustments with Congress in West Bengal

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Th decision is considered a major victory for Yechury since his proposal for alliance with Congress in West Bengal was rejected by the CPI (M) earlier. 

The central committee of Communist Party of India (Marxist) given its nod for understanding with the Congress in West Bengal.

The crucial decision was taken at the two-day meeting the party’s top body which concluded on Saturday, October 29. Announcing the decision, party all-India general secretary Sitaram Yechury said that the party will have seat adjustments with the grand old party in the eastern state.

He said that the central committee has also decided to continue its alliance with DMK in Tamil Nadu. The Congress is a constituent of the coalition led by DMK in the southern state.

Yechury said that the party will have electoral adjustments with secular parties across the country. This is considered a major victory for Yechury since his proposal for alliance with Congress in West Bengal was rejected by the CPI (M) in January 2018.

Yechery had offered to resign from the post following rejection of his line. However, the CPM politburo rejected insisted on him to continue.

A major reason for the rejection of Yechury’s proposal was objection from the Kerala unit of the party, which faces Congress as its principal rival in the state. However, this time the Kerala leaders did not oppose the line.

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