CPI (M) General Secretary Prakash Karat today said that a non-Congress, secular and democratic front alone can effectively counter Narendra Modi. Non-Congress secular parties will finalise some concrete electoral alliance by early February, he said in a meet the press programme at Ernakulam Press Club. CPI(M) and other Left parties were working towards arriving at broad agreement with various non-Congress, non-BJP parties. Such an opposition front was earlier formed after the polls. “We are today already in touch. We are working on a broad, loose combination before elections at the regional level,” he said.
“This time much before the elections on October 30 last year, 14 parties came together. We are in constant discussions with all these parties. By beginning of February, some concrete alliance will be finalised. So that after the elections, we will be able to put together any combination we require against BJP as the Congress is not going to win,” Karat said.
Describing the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as a ‘substitute’ for some bourgeoisie party; he said AAP had not made its stand clear on communalism. It is not an alternative to Left movement. It was able to rally the middle class in Delhi. But they have not made clear their stand on communalism and the neo liberal policies which lead to the rampant corruption.