Desk: Pirzada Abbas Siddiqui of Furfura Sharif, after struggling a lot, decided to contest for 26 seats instead of 30 seats. Abbas’s party, The Indian Secular Front (ISF) is trying to enter the assembly elections in alliance with the Left Front-Congress alliance. He is not getting enough candidates to contest. The young preacher had won more than 50 seats from the Left-Congress alliance.
Recently, Abbas was boasting of contesting in a lot more seats. For a long time, the matter of seat sharing was a concern for the Congress . Later, Congress was also left with 07 seats. Presently, Abbas got 30 seats in his hand but unfortunately he is not getting enough candidates to fill the seats. The Left Front nominated candidates in four seats as the last date for nomination in the first phase of polling is near.
Few days back, the ISF gathered huge crowds at the coalition rally that was held at the Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata. For the same reason, they have claimed to have eliminated the ruling government in west bengal.
According to sources, the party has not been much able to strengthen itself structurally, hence it is going through this kind of problematic situations. There has not been that much time in the formation of the party. Apart from this, Asaduddin Owaisi, the head of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, has not nominated even a single candidate for the first two phases of polling as he used to boast earlier.