ISF-Congress Alliance: Abdul Mannan meets ISF chief and says “don’t believe what Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury says”

Congress leader Abdul Manaan

Highlights

  • I only work on the direction of AICC. Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are our leaders: Mannan
  • We are in an alliance with the ISF until Sonia Gandhi dissolves it: Mannan
  • At present, we cannot say whether we are in the alliance or not: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said earlier

New Delhi: Congress leader Abdul Mannan on Sunday met with Indian Secular Front (ISF) leader Abbas Siddiqui and other leaders in Furfura Sharif, West Bengal, days after the state’s Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, said his party had not yet decided whether it wanted to continue with the Left Congress. alliance in civic polls too.

Speaking after the Congress-ISF alliance meeting, Mannan said, “I only work on the leadership of AICC. Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are our leaders. We are in an alliance with the ISF until Sonia Gandhi dissolves it. believe everything Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury says. “

On Saturday, raising doubts about the future of the Left-Congress alliance in West Bengal, Chowdhury reportedly said: “At present, we cannot say whether or not we are in the alliance. We fought the legislative elections with the left, but our party will have to decide whether we will do the same in the next municipal elections. “

He added: “The clean image of our alliance has been confronted with many questions with the sudden entry of the ISF. Of course, if we are to move the alliance forward, we must address these issues. “

He added: “We have never formed an alliance with the Indian Secular Front, our alliance is with the CPM, we have not separated, the alliance is there.”

Chowdhury’s remarks came after the congressman attended a review meeting with state leaders.

The ISF-Congress coalition was first formed in the 2016 West Bengal Assembly elections, when the Left Front and Congress struck a seat-sharing deal. Congress won 44 seats, while the Left Front ultimately won 26 seats. How the partnership failed, with the Left Front and Congress failing to open their account to the Assembly of 294 Member States in the 2019 elections.

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