WBPCC President Adhir Chowdhury on Tuesday came out in support of alliance with CPI-M for the coming assembly polls in Bengal saying it is the demand of the people in order to oust Trinamool Congress from power in the state.
"It is the demand of a large section of the people who want to get rid of the undemocratic and corrupt TMC regime and of a large section of our grass root workers, who want an alliance in order to defeat TMC. It is our duty to respect that," Chowdhury said when asked to comment on a veteran Congress MLA D P Roy speaking vehemently against it during the day.
Roy threatened that he would not be in the fray in the assembly elections in case of an alliance between Congress and CPI(M).
"I strongly protest against this proposal of alliance between Congress and CPI(M). How can I forget the atrocities that CPI(M) workers have inflicted on us for three decades during the the Left Front rule," Roy told reporters here.
He termed the call of alliance as "an immoral proposal" and said he would met the Congress high command and urge the leaders to fight the assembly polls alone rather than forging an alliance with CPI(M).
Roy was not part of the Congress delegation which last week met Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi.
Congress leaders from West Bengal had unanimously rejected any alliance with TMC but remained divided on a tie-up with the Left during the meeting.