Left parties in Uttarakhand join hands ahead of Assembly polls

Updated - November 17, 2021 02:33 am IST

Published - August 07, 2016 07:55 pm IST - Dehradun

Objecting to the politics being practised by the Congress and the BJP in the hill State, the three Left parties – CPI, CPI (M), and CPI (ML) – have joined hands ahead of the Uttarakhand Assembly elections.

In a meeting held at Uttarakhand’s Gopeshwar, it was decided that “to practise the politics of mass struggle, against the politics of corruption”, it was “imperative” that the Left parties be united ahead of the Assembly elections.

Indresh Maikhuri, Garhwal secretary of the CPI (ML) said, “The three Left parties [CPI, CPI (M), and CPI (ML)] will field only one candidate on each Assembly seat and workers of the three parties will campaign together for the fielded candidate.”

Currently, the 71-member Uttarakhand Assembly has no legislator from any of the Left parties.

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