In the election results announced last week, the CPI, which once boasted of 29 seats at the height of its undivided organisation in 1962, has been diminished to just two seats in the current Lok Sabha.
According to Rajya Sabha MP and RJD spokesperson Manoj Jha, the CPI-RJD alliance could not be forged also because his party was not willing to compromise on its candidate Tanveer Hassan, considering his popularity and the work done by him in Begusarai.
Kumar said the RJD might have decided not to forge an alliance with the CPI because of its “political arithmetic”, but the CPI’s cadre would support Grand Alliance candidates where the party is not contesting.
The CPI Bihar unit said it has nothing to do with "Grand Alliance" and in its place the party would like to have a "Left Democratic Secular Front" with RJD and Congress for the crucial 2019 general election in the state.
"There is a possibility of realignment. This realignment is the policy which the CPI has been talking about from the beginning. There should be a one-to-one contest, if not an all India understanding between all the parties," the party General Secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said.