Disappointed by the “adamant” attitude of the CPI(M)-led Left Front, the Congress party is likely to go solo in West Bengal in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.
The state Congress leaders said that the party will take the final decision after the meeting of its polls Committee to be held on Wednesday,
“We are now preparing to contest the Lok Sabha polls alone in the state. The CPI(M) and Left Front seem to be adamant on some of the seats. The talks don’t appear to be moving forward. So it’s better to contest alone,” a senior state Congress leader said Tuesday.
The Congress has already sought bio-data of prospective candidates for all the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state, a party source said.
The development comes a day after the CPI(M) managed to bring along the RSP and the CPI on board on forging an alliance with the Congress in the state.