New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) A day after Bihar Assembly election results were out, giving the Congress 19 of the 70 seats it contested, the party on Wednesday flayed Grand Alliance partner CPI-ML which had questioned its winning percentage.
Reacting to Communist Party of India-Marxist Leninist Liberation leader Dipankar Bhattacharya, Congress West Bengal affairs incharge Jitin Prasada said: "Let me direct Dipankar ji's attention from Bihar to the 2016 Bengal Assembly elections wherein the Congress had a 50% strike rate by winning 44 seats as compared to the Left's 16.17% strike rate with 33 seats. At the end of the day, political alliances are formed on the basis of ideology and common goals."
Bhattacharya, whose CPI-MLL won 12 seats, told the media that the Congress had also to introspect as to why its position was bad in the electoral battlefield.
Interestingly, Bengal Assembly elections are slated to be held next year. In 2016 state elections, the Congress had allied with Left parties.