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India Vijayan continues to oppose alliance with Congress

Vijayan continues to oppose alliance with Congress

Vijayan was in Delhi to attend the Central Committee meeting of the CPI-M early this week


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New Delhi: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan is not in favour of joining hands with the Congress to forge an opposition alliance that should be aimed at giving people a real political alternative. However, Vijayan favours the synergy with regional parties to take on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) in the general elections due next year.
Regional parties are strong these days. Regional tie-ups can be considered during elections for a real political alternative. There is no point in joining hands with one particular party at the national level, Vijayan said.

The draft political resolution adopted at CPI-M’s Central Committee meeting in Kolkata in January this year had ruled out any electoral alliance or understanding with the Congress.

But, the Committee had said that the main objective of the party is to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party and it will focus on “mobilising all secular democratic forces for that purpose.

Interestingly, on 30 March, the CPM announced that it would support the “strongest candidates” who would be in a position to defeat the BJP in the upcoming Assembly polls in Karnataka, which might mean even supporting Congress nominees.

The views of the lone communist chief minister come against the backdrop of West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee and her Telangana counterpart and Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief K Chandrashekhar Rao kickstarting efforts to form a so-called Federal Front’ with or without the Congress.


Vijayan, while talking about the recent assembly polls in Tripura where the longstanding bastion of the Left Front collapsed in the saffron wave, said it was the Congress party which lost its base there.

“The Centre’s show of authority and a huge money flow resulted in BJP coming to power in Tripura, he alleged, adding, The 10 MLAs that the Congress had there now belonged to the BJP.

He also pointed out that 36 of the BJP candidates fielded in the Tripura election were with the Congress party last time and the grand old party could garner only 1.5% of the vote, when compared to the 36% it got last time.

“The rest went to BJP. It means that the Congress has become BJP. Along with that, they joined hands with the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT),” he said.

“If we look at Uttar Pradesh assembly election last year, the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Congress contested together. SP had considerable influence there but that was not visible in the election. At the same time Congress lost its deposit at many places,” he said.


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