State-wise alliances to benefit Congress, says P Chidambaram

DN Bureau

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday said state-wise alliances would benefit the party and was the best way to defeat the BJP.

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram

Kolkata: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday said state-wise alliances would benefit the party and was the best way to defeat the BJP.

Apparently emboldened by the victory of the ruling Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) alliance in the recent Karnataka bypolls, Chidambaram said similar alliances should be formed in other states as well.

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"The kind of alliance formed in Karnataka, it yielded results. Similar alliances should be formed in different states," he told a press meet at the Congress office here.

Asked about the party's alliance in West Bengal, the former finance minister avoided a direct reply, saying, "The AICC will take a decision in this regard." 

Chidambaram also alleged that the Narendra Modi government has completely failed and the BJP has gone back to its Hindutva agenda. (PTI)

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