Kolkata: In an effort to regain its stronghold in West Bengal and other parts of the country, the Left Front is contemplating on joining hands with Leftist organizations and parties with similar ideology to form an alliance on the national level.

Working on the lines, Forward Bloc stalwart Ashok Ghosh is looking for the possibilities of forming a potential alliance on the national level. He has suggested inclusion of the Janata Dal (Secular) and the Janata Dal (United) in the proposed alliance.

Ghosh was speaking in a bilateral meeting with the Communist Party of India where he emphasized not to include the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress in the alliance.

While expressing the need of a national level front, the Left Front reviewed the causes for the defeat of its allies in the last assembly election in West Bengal. It was found that the wrong policies and decisions of CPI (Marxist) were the main reasons behind its defeat in the state polls.

Notably, most of the allies in the earlier Left government led by the former Chief Minister of West Bengal Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, were not in support of his industrialization policies.

Speaking on this, Ghosh said the Leftist movement meant for the welfare of farmers, labourers and poor was dissociated from them and the priority was given to capitalists and industrialists.

However, the formation of national level left front seems possible only when CPI (M) steps forward in this direction.

(JPN/Bureau)