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Yechury, Karat moot third front

Agartala, Dec. 15: CPM stalwarts Prakash Karat and Sitaram Yechury today predicted the “fall of the UPA-II government” in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the country and called for a third anti-Congress, anti-BJP secular alternative to capture power in the Centre to change the direction of the country.

Politburo member Sitaram Yechury invoked the events portrayed in Mahabharat and compared the Kauravas with the BJP. “Just as the Kauravas’ ambition and conspiracies led to the destruction of their dynasty and country, the BJP’s activities will lead to destruction of unity and integrity of India,” Yechury said.

He added that the RSS is playing the role of Gandharnaresh Mamasri Shakuni by offering “dangerous advice to the BJP”. Yechury was milder on the “rank corruption and anti-people policies of the Congress and UPA” saying the Left would try to form a non-BJP, non-Congress secular alternative government at the Centre.

CPM general secretary Prakash Karat showered praises on Tripura for keeping the red flag afloat, and also for showing a viable alternative to rest of the country in terms of pro-people policies and programmes. However, on the national situation, he trained his guns more on the BJP, RSS and their prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

“Modi is tainted by the Gujarat riots and communal policies but the BJP has put him up as candidate for the post of prime minister and it is quite significant that the entire corporate world is backing him; this is dangerous for the unity and integrity of the country,” said Karat. He said the Congress and UPA-II would suffer a major debacle in the Lok Sabha elections.

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