IndiaSoft Hindutva stance for Congress; CPM rejects alliance at national level

Soft Hindutva stance for Congress; CPM rejects alliance at national level


Highlight:

  • No alliance with Congress
  • Left parties will compete together
  • The alliance will be formed considering the local conditions

New Delhi: The CPI (M) has decided not to ally with the Congress at the national level. The CPM will continue with its current political stance. The CPM politburo termed the Congress’ soft Hindutva stance.

The BJP is effectively confronted by regional parties. The CPM had earlier decided not to ally with the Congress in the upcoming assembly elections.

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The Left parties will contest the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa together. In these places alliances will be formed with local parties.

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If the Congress is a partner in an alliance led by regional parties, it will not be barred from joining that alliance. The decision on the alliance can be made based on the local situation.

The CPM was divided over the Bengal-style alliance. The Kerala faction argued that it was enough to cooperate with regional parties. The Kerala faction observed that the Congress could not oppose the BJP.

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