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CPI-M OK with Somnath as LS speaker

May 25, 2004 18:21 IST
Last Updated: May 25, 2004 18:24 IST

The Communist Party of India-Marxist on Tuesday accepted Congress' offer to field veteran Marxist leader Somnath Chatterjee for the post of Lok Sabha speaker.

"We have considered the Congress offer and agreed to accept it," CPI-M general secretary Harkishan Singh Surjeet told reporters after a day-long meeting of the party's politbureau in Kolkata.

Left parties are pre-poll allies of the Congress, which is leading the United Progressive Alliance government at the Centre.

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Sub: speaker

at last we hope 2 see some order in the parliament

Posted by s datta

Sub: pree-poll alliance

Are you all right dear? If congress and left were pre-poll allies then why did they faught elections against one another in Bengal and Kerala.

Posted by Jay Shankar



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