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CPI fielding candidates in poll-bound states

Press Trust of India
Jan 03, 2012 at 12:38am IST

Hyderabad: The Communist Party of India is fielding candidates in five states going to polls earlier this year, including Uttar Pradesh, having an understanding with Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist), besides some secular and democratic forces, the party's general secretary AB Bardhan said in Hyderabad on Monday.

"In Uttar Pradesh, the main battle will be fought. Our intention is to see that the neither the Congress gains nor the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). The Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) has not kept up the hopes. The dalits and other deprived sections had hopes from them. Those hopes have been belied. So, they are also in a crisis," he told reporters in Hyderabad.

The Communist Party of India general secretary is in Hyderabad to attend the three-day party National Council meeting beginning from Tuesday. The sacking of some ministers in Uttar Pradesh and the way election tickets are given to candidates and then taken away show that the Bahujan Samajwadi Party has failed to live up to the hopes of the people, Bardhan said.

CPI fielding candidates in poll-bound states

In Punjab, the CPI, the People's Party of Punjab and the Akali Dal have formed a front.

In all the states, the CPI is having understanding with other Left parties like Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) and also some secular and democratic forces, he said.

In Punjab, Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the People's Party of Punjab led by Manpreet Singh Badal and the Akali Dal (Longowal) led by Surjit Singh Barnala have formed a front. The Communist Party of India is fighting 18 seats in Punjab out of the 140 seats, he said.

In Uttarakhand, the Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist) and some section of the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD) are fighting together and the Communist Party of India will be contesting in six constituencies.

In Uttar Pradesh, the Communist Party of India has put up candidates in 53 seats and it has an understanding with Communist Party of India (Marxist) Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) and some smaller parties, Bardhan said. The party would fight about five seats in Goa, he added.

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