The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
CPI(M) Stand on Himachal Elections
The CPI(M) in Himachal Pradesh has decided to contest four seats in the forthcoming assembly elections. It will come to an understanding with the CPI on the seats to be contested. The CPI(M) state committee has also decided to conduct a campaign to defeat the BJP in the state.
Contrary to some reports in the media, the CPI(M) has not taken any decision to ally with the Himachal Vikas Congress or join any alliance sponsored by it.