CPM may fight 20 assembly seats in Himachal
Shimla : Boosted by Shimla civic poll results the CPIM could put up candidates in 20 assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh’s assembly polls to be held later this year .
Veteran party leader Rakesh Singha told Sun Post Saturday the party could put up candidates in 10 of the 12 districts in the hill state .
Singha said the results of the Shimla civic polls had sent out a clear message that people were willing to support a party like the CPM which promises to fight for their issues .
“Political parties who only make false promises and indulge in large-scale corruption have now been exposed . And such parties should beware of the CPM in the assembly elections ,” Singha warned .
“We are also exploring forming a third front and could tie up with the Himachal Lokhit Party (HLP) and the BJP’s outspoken and disgruntled MP Rajan Sushant ,” Singh said.
The CPM gave a jolt to the BJP and Congress after winning the election of mayor and deputy mayor along with three wards in the Shimla civic polls last month .
These electoral gains are seen as significant by observers as the ruling P.K.Dhumal led government and the opposition Congress campaigned hard for the civic polls .