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LS polls: CPI(M) in talks with like-minded parties
March 06, 2009 13:42 IST
The CPI(M), which has finalized 80 Lok Sabha seats, is in talks with other like-minded parties to forge electoral alliances on some more constituencies in its bid to forge an alternative against Congress and BJP.
The major Left party is confident of a realignment of non-Congress, non-BJP secular political parties emerging as a
The party's Central Committee, meeting in New Delhi [Images] from tomorrow, would finalise its poll manifesto attacking the
CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat [Images] recently said the upcoming elections would throw up a combination of secular
In this context, he recalled that in 1996, 1998 and 2004, the ruling coalitions had evolved only after elections and this could happen now too.
The Left parties would also next week issue a call to secular forces in NDA which are "perturbed" by BJP's Hindutva agenda and parties in UPA which were unhappy with Congress' "privatise or perish" policy. They would also appeal to the people to "reject both Congress and BJP".