CPM to contest 30 Assembly seats in Bihar

The CPI(M) on Tuesday said it would contest 30 seats in the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls after an electoral understanding with CPI, which has announced that it will field candidates in 55 seats.

Updated: Oct 05, 2010, 21:12 PM IST

New Delhi: The CPI(M) on Tuesday said it would
contest 30 seats in the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls after an
electoral understanding with CPI, which has announced that it
will field candidates in 55 seats.

After a two-day Politburo meeting here, the CPI(M) came
out with a list of 27 candidates and said it would decide on
three more seats later.

The CPI National Executive, which met here, said it would
field 55 candidates in the elections.

The two Left parties are contesting these elections in
alliance with the CPI-ML (Liberation) which is contesting on
at least 78 seats.

"After a long time, the Left parties have come together to
fight large number of seats unitedly. It is a positive
development in the changing political course in Bihar," the
CPI said in a statement, adding that the National Executive
had endorsed the electoral adjustments with CPI(M) and CPI-ML
(Liberation).

The three parties have given a call to defeat the
JD(U)-BJP combine, reject other combinations of RJD-LJP and
Congress and elect Left candidates.

PTI