Any decision taken in the course of the discussion in the state unit would have to ratified by the party's central committee, Yechury told reporters, when asked if his party would go for an alliance with the Congress, on the second day of the five-day plenum.
    
He pointed out that no state unit of the party was autonomous and it would have to take the decision regarding alliance with any other party in accordance with the decision by the central committee and party resolution adopted in the party congress.
    
"This plenum is for discussion of the organisational aspects of the party. The policies and strategies for elections will not be decided here. As far as election strategy for our party is concerned, it will be discussed in the respective state committees," he said.
    
Asked what will be the party's decision if a situation arises in which the Left Front is left with no alternative but to align with Congress, Yechury said, "When such a situation arrives, we will decide."
    
The alliance issue has kept cropping up from time to time with a section of the Bengal unit's leadership reportedly rooting for such a tie-up with the Congress to take on the might of the ruling Trinamool Congress.

 

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