Between the efforts to form a grand alliance on a national level to defeat Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), the left-leaning Communist Party of India(Marxist) CPI(M) is considering Indian National Congress as its biggest rivals in the upcoming polls of Rajasthan.
The Communist has drafted a plan and is targeting the strongholds of the Congress Party. The Left-Leaning party has fielded its candidate on 28 seats in the assembly of 200 seats, expecting a victory on three-four seats. The party has no representation in the current assembly but had won three seats in 2008 Assembly polls.
The party has nominated its candidates on – Jaipur Rural, Nagaur, Udaipur, Bikaner, Sikar, Kota, Dungarpur, Ganganagar, Churu, and Jhujhunu. Hannan Mollah a polit bureau member and the state in charge of the party under whose leadership the party has led many protests movements in the state told media that ‘Our primarily fight is against Congress and thus targeting its strongholds in the state, Congress has forgotten its role as an opposition in the state and was just waiting for the elections”.
The party organized farmers to block highways for 8-9 days in Churu against non-availability of crop insurance claims and finally, the farmers got ₹300 crore as insurance. The party has also fought over the water for farmers in the state irrigation belt of Ganganagar, Bikaner, and Hanumangarh.
While a state Congress leader on the condition of anonymity said, ”They are a force with very less presence in the state, and could not dent our support”
The poll-bound state will go on for voting on December 7, and the results will be announced on December 11.