The Left Front will not share the power with the Congress in the Siliguri Municipal Corporation Board, Left Front Committee chairman Biman Bose said on Thursday. The Left Front would play the role of a constructive Opposition.

In a statement here, Mr. Bose said the Darjeeling District Zilla Left Front had decided to support the Congress mayoral candidate from “outside.” The decision followed an appeal by the Congress seeking support of the Left corporators. “The decision was taken to quell the unrest over the issue of selecting a Mayor for the SMC,” he said

Mr. Bose noted that the Trinamool Congress and the Indian National Congress had failed to reach a consensus on the issue over the last 15 days.