The Forward Bloc, a partner in West Bengal's ruling Left Front, has decided to fight alone the panchayat polls. They made the decision because of their concerns over Nandigram incident.
Party secretary Ashok Ghosh said that they will fight the local body polls alone in West Bengal and their party will have candidates only in seats where they have a chance of winning. He also said his party would neither leave the government nor the Left alliance. He said that the Nandigram incident has sent a wrong message about the Left Front government throughout the world.