COMMENTARY Amid losses, India's left will grow stronger

NEW DELHI -- While the Left parties here went from 61 seats to 25 seats in the parliamentary elections, their mood is upbeat. The coalition which includes CPI and CPI-M will continue the strategy of building a Third Front, meaning building up non-Congress forces and anti-BJP forces. The BJP is a far-right, Hindu chauvinist party and the main opposition to the Congress-led government.