Kolkata: The ruling Left Front today said
the issue of advancing assembly polls in West Bengal as
suggested by one of its key constituent, was not discussed at
its meeting today.
"The issue of advancing the assembly elections has not
been discussed at the meeting," Front chairman Biman Bose told
reporters after a LF meeting at which Chief Minister Buddhadeb
Bhattacharjee was present.
Forward Bloc state secretary Ashok Ghose had claimed
that the assembly elections might be held in November. On the
other hand, Fisheries Minister Kiranmoy Nanda yesterday said
that the LF should be now prepared to sit in the opposition.
Both Ghose and Nanda were present in the meeting.
Asked about Nanda`s statement, Bose replied, "Nanda
was present, but the issue was not discussed."
The meeting, he said, discussed the recent civic
elections, in which the Left Front faced a rout.
"Each partner will review the civic election results
then we will discuss it again," he said, adding that if
necessary the next LF meeting could be held again this month.
He announced that CPI-M`s Archana Bhattacharya would
contest the July 5 assembly by-election from Durgapur-I as the
the LF candidate.