West Ben­gal De­cides

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

Chan­dra Kumar Bose, com­pletes the pic­ture in this seat.

Bit­ter ri­vals CPM and Congress have buried their dif­fer­ences to chal­lenge Ban­er­jee. Take the case of sep­tu­a­ge­nar­ian Az­izul Haque, a for­mer Nax­alite and Left author, who was on­ce­beat­enup­byCon­gres­s­ac­tivists. But iron­i­cally, Haque is back­ing Congress now. “They (Congress sup­port­ers) were bet­ter than Ma­mata -in fact, any­one’s bet­ter than her,” he said. But what­ever Haque as­serts, Ban­er­jee is the undis­puted leader here, which ex­plains the dis­com­fi­ture among the Left-Congress ranks.

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