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Party not averse to joining hands with Congress to take on BJP, says CPI

The CPI is the second largest partner in the CPI(M)- led LDF government in Kerala

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Source: CPI (M) Twitter handle

The in today said the party was not averse to joining hands with the to take on the

state secretary Kannam Rajendran, however, said the stand on an electoral alliance would be clear only after its 23rd party next year.

The is of the opinion that all democratic forces in the country, including the Congress, have to move together to fight the and RSS, he told reporters here.

However, fighting elections is based on coalition politics and a decision on that could be arrived only after discussions, Rajendran said.

Asked if the would be included in the Left parties' fight, along with "democratic forces", against the "Sangh Parivar policies", the leader said, the is not an "untouchable".

The party of both the and the CPI(M) is scheduled to be held next year and a concrete stand on their electoral approach would be clear only after that, Rajendran said.

The is the second largest partner in the CPI(M)- led LDF government in

Attacking the government at the Centre over implementation of the GST, Rajendran said the slogan of 'One tax-One nation' has caused suffering to the people.

"Similarly, they are unilaterally trying to impose ideas such as 'one language-one nation', 'one election-one nation', and 'one nation-one religion," he alleged.

The leader also alleged that the ongoing 'Jana Raksha Yatra' led by state chief Kummanam Rajasekharaan was only to create communal tension in the state.

Flaying president Amit Shah's comment on 'love jihad' in the state, Rajendran said such remarks only aimed at tarnishing the image of at the level.

Shah had said, "Love jihad is a dangerous trend. The government has not taken effective steps to check it. The Supreme Court has already passed an order on it and the NIA is investigating it."

Asked whether the (M), led by former state minister K M Mani, would be invited to join the LDF, the leader said no such discussion were underway.

He also rejected any possibility of accepting Bharat Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS), floated by Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam, into the LDF fold, if it came out of the NDA.

First Published: Sat, October 07 2017. 17:28 IST