The Left alliance comprising CPI(M), CPI, CPI-ML and Forward Bloc will unitedly fight in 48 constituencies in the upcoming Assam Assembly election next month.

CPI(M) would contest in 17 constituencies, CPI in 22 and CPI-ML in eight and Forward Bloc in one, said Samiran Acharjee, CPI(M) Cachar-Hailakandi district secretary.

The Left parties in Assam are strong in the Bengali dominated Barak Valley area in southern Assam consisting mainly of Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj districts.

The alliance’s candidates will contest in four constituencies in Barak Valley’s Cachar district with CPI(M)’s Parimal Paul in Silchar, CPI’s Brajendra Das in Dholai and CPI-ML candidate Haidar Hussain in Udharbond.

The lone Forward Block candidate for the Sonai seat would be finalised later, Mr. Acharjee said.

He said the Left parties have formed the alliance “to save the people of Assam from the common enemy - Congress and BJP - by raising issues like price rise, rampant corruption, failure to bring about development, etc.”