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Mollah forms Front with 4 Left parties, to fight municipal polls

Mollah said the Front would start a movement in Bengal for minorities and Dalits, and fight the upcoming municipal elections in 17 municipalities.

Expelled CPM leader and MLA Abdur Rezzak Mollah (middle) at Kolkata Press Club, Wednesday. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)
Expelled CPM leader and MLA Abdur Rezzak Mollah (middle) at Kolkata Press Club, Wednesday. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)

Expelled CPM leader and former land and land reform minister Abdul Rezzak Mollah Wednesday formed a Front including his political party Social Justice Mancha and four other Left parties.

Mollah said the Front would start a movement in Bengal for minorities and Dalits, and fight the upcoming municipal elections in 17 municipalities.

The four Left parties that have joined hands with Mollah are CPIML (liberation), CPIML (Red Star), CPIML (radical)  and Mazdoor Kranti Parishad.  Mollah further added, that his party would filed candidates in 2016 Assembly polls.

“We need to spearhead the movement in every district. People should know what we are doing and what we want to do. We have formed committees in every districts to reach the grassroots level. Moreover, four of our allies already have their own organisations in the districts,” said Mollah.

To increase the connect with the people, Mollah is also planning to organise a mass convention in Kolkata and invite all minority and Dalit organisations.

Prior to the Lok Sabha elections, Mollah had tried to form an all Muslim and Dalit alliance , and held a meeting with 38 minority and Dalit organisations including some major Muslim political parties.

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He had requested parties not to fight against each other but fight against the Left and the TMC together by making a “Maha Jot” in Bengal.