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'Too early' for Left to finalise 2019 strategy: Yechury

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

CPI(M) said Saturday it was "too early" for the to finalise its strategy for the 2019 election but stressed it would give a call to unseat the ruling BJP.

Yechury said the CPI(M) would decide its strategy depending on the outcomes of upcoming assembly polls in five states.

An all-alliance with opposition parties might not be possible so the CPI(M) would go for state-wise understandings, he said.

"It's too early to decide our tactics for the election. But we will call for the defeat of BJP and its allies in the upcoming election ... We are also aiming to establish an alternative secular government at the Centre," Yechury told reporters in Kolkata.

"For the general election, our objective will be to increase the strength of CPI(M) and the Left in Parliament. Our objective will be to help maximise pulling off anti-BJP votes," he said.

Asked whether the would participate in a mega political rally planned by the in Kolkata in January next year, he said the CPI(M) was yet to receive invitation for it.

He said 10 central trade unions have decided to go on a two-day nation-wide general strike from January 8 to protest the "anti-worker policies" of the central government.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 20:55 IST