CPI for grand alliance to defeat BJP

CPI for grand alliance to defeat BJP
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The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Monday said it was a \"historical necessity\" for non-BJP parties to come together to prevent the lead outfit of the NDA from coming back to power in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. 

Hyderabad: The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Monday said it was a "historical necessity" for non-BJP parties to come together to prevent the lead outfit of the NDA from coming back to power in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

  • Communist Party of India General Secretary Survaram Sudhakar Reddy says it is a history necessity to forge non-BJP front to defeat the communal forces in the next Lok Sabha elections
  • He charges the saffron party with creating divisions in the society on religious basis and impose Hindi and Hindutva on multi-religious, multi-cultural and multi-linguistic society

CPI General Secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy said it was possible to prop up a grand alliance of anti-BJP parties, as mooted by JD(U) president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. From time to time, there is a need to forge such a front, he said, adding the then ruling dispensations under V P Singh and H D Deve Gowda were "successful" and not "failures." "Of course, for a limited time (those fronts were successful).

You may say that it was not permanent. It was not meant to be permanent. It was to prevent BJP and communal forces from coming to power. Now, again such a situation has come. So, it's a historical necessity to forge such type of understanding between different parties," Sudhakar Reddy told PTI. "I don't know what exactly Nitish Kumar's idea is but it can be a platform, a loose confederation but non-BJP or anti-BJP parties should come together...may be pre-election or post-election. They should join together to give a crushing defeat to BJP," he said.

He charged the saffron party with "creating not only more pro-corporate economic policies but also trying to divide the country on religious basis, creating tensions among people and forcing outdated ideas on them." "They are trying to put Hindi, Hindutva type of things in a multi-religious, multi-cultural and multi-linguistic country. In India, such a thing is not possible," he said.

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