Battleground for Lok Sabha: Key Political Parties – Left Front



The Let front is an alliance of communist parties in India. Primarily consists of Communist Party of India (CPI) and Communist Party Marxist (CPM). Both these parties are national parties. The Front historically has a strong presence in three states namely W. Bengal, Tripura and Kerala. The Front ruled W.Bengal for 34 years from 1967-2011, after which it was defeated by Mamata’s Trinamool Congress. In Kerala, Congress and Left Front take turns to form a government once after every five years. In Tripura they have been in power for the past 20 years. They have smaller presence in almost all states winning 1/2 seats. 2004 was their best performance when they won 53 seats. The Front has also played a key role in non-Congress, non-BJP Governments at the center (Deve Gowda, IK Gujral, VP Singh). With the emergence of strong regional parties – BSP, SP, TDP, JD(U) and loss of their bastion in W. Bengal…

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