In front of meet with Rahul, West Bengal Congress torn between contradicting sees Pradipta Tapadar

Updated:  Jul 05, 2018, 01:00 PM

Rahul Bengal Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Ahead of its pivotal gathering with party president Rahul Gandhi Friday, the Congress in West Bengal is by all accounts torn between two areas of pioneers one that is enthused about a tie-up with the TMC and the other with the CPI(M).

The undertaking is by all accounts cut out for the Congress boss as gathering pioneers in the state unit keep on remaining isolated over the decision of a collusion accomplice in their battle against the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha surveys.

Formally the July 6 meeting has been called to examine hierarchical issues, however the issues of "poaching of Congress MLAs by the Trinamool Congress (TMC)" and arrangement of union, either with the TMC or the CPI(M), are probably going to come up for consultations, a senior state Congress pioneer said on the state of obscurity.

A report arranged by state general secretary Om Prakash Mishra, in the interest of the West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC), and sent to the focal initiative has prescribed holding hands with the CPI(M) for the parliamentary race.

In any case, an area of gathering MPs and MLAs feels lining up with the TMC would be the most ideal approach to win the greatest number of seats in 2019.

Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury, Congress MP from Malda South and the sibling of previous Congress stalwart ABA Ghani Khan Chowdhury, alongside MLA Maniul Haque, had met TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee at his living arrangement on June 28, the day BJP president Amit Shah held a rally in Purulia.

Khan Chowdhury had said he held converses with Chatterjee on the potential outcomes of shaping an excellent organization together in the state.

State president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and different pioneers of the gathering, in any case, feel lining up with the TMC in Bengal will add up to "conferring suicide" for the Congress in the state.

Mishra, who was one of the fundamental propagators of the Congress (Left) Front tie-up in 2016 Assembly surveys, has proposed a 21 stage approach in his answer to crush the "TMC-BJP nexus", in organization with the CPI(M) drove Left Front.

"While setting up the report I addressed all mainstream and Left gatherings of the state. I have refered to motivations to demonstrate that the TMC cleared route for the BJP in Bengal by debilitating the Congress and the Left. The report has been sent to Rahul Gandhi, Gaurav Gogoi (AICC in charge of West Bengal) and Adhir Chowdhury (state Congress president)," Mishra said.

Mishra said the report for the most part centers around the 2019 Lok Sabha races, however it additionally gives a long haul want to 2021 get together decisions.

"We ought not overlook that despite the fact that the Congress and Left Front collusion neglected to come to control in 2016, it packed away almost 39 for every penny votes" he said.

The 21 point report by Mishra has likewise proposed a political front, which will organize and choose itemized plans, projects and exercises, including setting up of "focal office point" in different parts of the state.

The Congress and Left political gatherings ought to include all non-TMC and non-BJP political gatherings, associations, exchange associations, common society bodies and conspicuous subjects from different strolls of life, Mishra said in his report.

A devoted site, FB Page and Twitter handle of the political front must be kept up by the individuals and joint tumult and other political projects should be composed every once in a while, he recommended in the report.

The state general secretary likewise focused on the significance of making a solid base for the "political front" over the state by October 2018, with no less than 50,000 volunteers, and looked for consultations among non-BJP, non-TMC political gatherings to finish the rundown of Lok Sabha applicants by January 2019.

A senior Congress pioneer said lining up with the TMC would not be helpful for the Congress politically.

State Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the gathering had languished seriously in the past over manufacturing an organization together with the TMC in Bengal.

"On the off chance that you see the insights, when we had an organization together with the TMC, the gathering needed to make overwhelming penances. What's more, consequently, the TMC endeavored to debilitate our gathering association, be it by poaching our chose agents or by letting free a rule of dread on us," he said.

Senior Congress MP from Bengal, Pradip Bhattacharya, concurred that there are disparate perspectives over the issue of coalition development and it was for the gathering high summon to accept a last approach the issue.

A senior Congress pioneer from the focal authority, who is conscious of the advancements, said the gathering is gathering "unique perspectives" from its Bengal pioneers with the goal that it can take a proper choice.

A senior CPI(M) pioneer said the general population of Bengal are searching for a contrasting option to "bipolar legislative issues" that the TMC and BJP are occupied with.

In the course of recent years, the Congress has lost about 11 of its MLAs to the TMC. Excepting Manas Bhunia, who surrendered as Congress MLA when he was chosen as Rajya Sabha MP from TMC, the turncoats didn't leave as administrators in the wake of joining the decision party.

Four different Congress MLAs, who are as of now holding chats with the TMC, are probably going to stick to this same pattern on July 21, amid the uber rally of the decision party.

In the 2014 general races, the TMC had sacked 34 out of 42 situates in West Bengal. The Congress had anchored four seats, while the CPI(M) and the BJP won two seats each. 

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