With an eye on the Lok Sabha elections 2019, the CPI(M) and the Congress, have initiated an assessment of the ground-level situation in West Bengal.
Both the parties hope that such an assessment would help in better understanding about their chances of winning.
The activity will also help in spotting the strength and the weaknesses.
WB has 42 Lok Sabha seats. Out of the 42, the Trinamool Congress currently has 34, the BJP has two, the Congress has four seats and the CPI(M) has two.
CPI(M) member Hannah Mollah said, in the next central committee meet, all the state units, including West Bengal, have been asked to submit their organisational ground report.
"All the state units have been asked to submit their organisational ground report, which also includes the seat-wise position. Then, we will discuss about preparing our strategy," Mollah told news agency PTI.
"We hope the situation will change, as people are fed up with the BJP government at the Centre and the TMC government in the state. People want a secular and a democratic alternative," CPI(M) state secretariat member Ashok Bhattacharya said.
On the other hand, regarding the ground-level situation, the Congress leadership is taking inputs from its district base.
Asked about the situation in the state, state Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, reported the news agency, "Our target is to retain the four seats that we currently have and increase the tally".
General elections 2019 are due to take place in the months of April-May next year to constitute the 17th Lok Sabha.