WB Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury stated on Monday that he was reluctant of having any lly with the Indian Secular Front (ISF), noting that the Abbas Siddiqui-steered party placed candidates against the Congress in the assembly elections. Speaking to news agencies, Chowdhury mentioned that he has not got any instruction from the Congress’s central leadership regarding carrying any relation with the ISF.
“In the assembly elections, ISF placed candidates against Congress in the Murshidabad district. Congress did not enter into any electoral understanding with ISF. It was the CPI(M) that had merged with Siddiqui’s party,” he said. Maintaining that he has no personal matters with any ISF leader, Chowdhury said that he was ordered by the political principles followed by the Congress.