The Congress in Kerala is trying hard to dislodge the Communist Party of India (Marxist) government in the state over the issue of gold smuggling allegedly in a diplomatic cargo from a Gulf country. However, at the national level, the Communists back the Congress with the sole intention of trying to dislodge the Bharatiya Janata Party from power at any cost. During the United Progressive Alliance government’s first stint (2004-09), the Reds supported the Congress from outside until June-July 2008, when they withdrew it due to their opposition to the India-US nuclear deal.
Arun Malankar Mumbai
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