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Will not support Congress again: Karat

July 31, 2008 16:56 IST

After the break over the nuclear deal, the CPI (M) has ruled out supporting the Congress in forming the government at the Centre.

It also parried questions over projecting  BSP supreme Mayawati [Images] as the Prime Ministerial candidate by non-Congress and non-BJP parties in the next Lok Sabha elections.

If you think we are going to support a Congress government, I don't know, I think people will accuse us of opportunism," CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat [Images] told Malayalam television channel Kairali TV.

He also raised a question as to why only the possibility of the Congress and the BJP forming a government is raised.

"So, why do you think that there can only be a BJP-led government or a Congress-led government," he said, adding there could be a Third Force, which could also be in that position.

Asked about projecting BSP supremo Mayawati as prime minister, he said they do not look at it in terms of individuals being projected.

"Hopefully, we will be able to present some Third Force in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. We don't look at it in terms of individuals being projected as Prime Minister," he said.


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