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Formula of unity: The trio of CPI, CPM, Congress against BJP in Bengal

'We don't want to break with the Left and go with the Congress,' CPI chief Sudhakar Reddy said

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On Monday, chief S Sudhakar Reddy said in Hyderabad that his party was not only in favour of the reunification of and CPM, but for a broad secular front including the against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). On the other hand, the (M) is in the midst of an intra-party struggle over its future ‘political tactical line’.

The draft backed by (M) leader Prakash Karat has found more acceptance in the party politburo and central committee. It argues against the (M) entering into an electoral understanding with the “We don't want to break with the Left and go with the Congress,” Reddy said. The chief also welcomed Sonia Gandhi’s statement last week that “like-minded parties” should ensure that the is defeated but averred such a front was not possible in states where the and the Left were directly pitted against each other. “If the (M) reconsiders (its decision against a tie-up with the Congress), naturally the and the Left, together, will become a much stronger force even in West Bengal,” he added.

First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 22:12 IST