700 Trinamool Congress workers join CPI-M in West BengalMarch 15th, 2009 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) West Bengal Transport Minister and senior Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Subhas Chakraborty has said that 700-odd Trinamool Congress workers have joined the CPI-M in Howrah district’s Uluberia Lok Sabha constituency.
“Around 700 Trinamool Congress activists have joined our party (CPI-M) before the Lok Sabha polls, as they were dissatisfied with the Trinamool’s ideology,” Chakraborty claimed Saturday while addressing a political gathering.
Talking about the seat sharing agreement between the Congress and the Trinamool, he said, “The alliance will not affect the communist vote bank in the state in the coming Lok Sabha elections.”
“We’re not bothered about this at all,” he added.
When asked if the CPI-M has offered membership to these 700-odd Trinamool workers, Chakraborty said the party would take that decision later.
The ruling Left Front has fielded CPI-M candidate Hannan Mollah from the Uluberia seat for the coming Lok Sabha poll, while Trinamool has pitted Sultan Ahmed from the same seat.
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