The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has challenged Abhishek Manu Singhvi’s Rajya Sabha nomination from West Bengal. The CPI(M) has alleged that his nomination papers are forged and will approach the Election Commission to disqualify his nomination.
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Earlier today, Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, had alleged that the Congress had bowed down to the RSS.
“NDA is perishing & parties are leaving the alliance… Congress has bowed down before the RSS and many of its leaders are joining BJP. The way ahead is to strengthen Left front & secular forces to fight communal forces.”
— CPI (M) (@cpimspeak) March 21, 2018
The Left has been an ideological supporter of the Congress party since decades. The conflict regarding Abhishek Manu Singhvi’s nomination appears to be a case of friendly fire in a state where the CPI(M) earlier enjoyed complete domination over its opponents. The TMC had earlier announced their support to Abhishek Singhvi for the Rajya Sabha election.