Congress to form broad alliance in West BengalBy IANS
Friday, November 26, 2010
KOLKATA - The Congress is eyeing a broad based alliance with secular parties to end the Left Front rule in West Bengal.
“We are trying to set up a grand alliance - United Secular Democratic Front (USDF) - comprising secular and nationalistic parties to wipe out the 33-year-old Left Front government,” state Congress president Mans Bhunia told mediapersons here Friday.
“We are holding talks with two secular parties - Party For Democratic Socialism (PDS) and People’s Democratic Conference in India (PDCI),” he said.
Bhunia said his party was yet to inform the Trinamool Congress, the second largest partner in the Congress-led United progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the centre, about the formation of the USDF.