Alliance with the Congress to oust the ruling party is a distant dream, the CPI-M clarified to its cadres and district leaders at a convention here this afternoon. 

CPI-M central committee member and former state minister Gautam Deb recently said, “The Communists alone are not in a position to dislodge the ruling Trinamul Congress at present. This warrants alliance with other forces, which is imperative.” 

On Sunday, the CPI-M&’s state committee member and former district secretary, Burdwan, Amol Haldar dismissed any such possibilities ahead of the 2016 Assembly elections. He made the statement while addressing the party men during the inauguration of the party&’s six month&’s session of political classes at an auditorium here. 

Educationist Subimol Sen also addressed the session. Haldar said, “We are guided by rules and regulations framed by the congress and the party has not given any such hint or directive of alliance. So, we cannot work on such an idea.” 

“Alimuddin Street is the last word on such issues. No individual opinion can dictate terms,” he added. 

The CPI-M has chosen 185 cadres and party men from the Durgapur (East) Zonal Committee to help propagate the party ideology. “For six months they have been assigned to educate party men on the party ideology to bring back their confidence," said Pankaj Roy Sarkar, Zonal Secretary after the convention on Sunday. Leaders and cadres from other zonal committees, however, were absent from the convention.