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Congress won't succeed with another UPA experiment: CPI-M

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 March 2018 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, March 22: The Congress won’t succeed with another UPA experiment as it has lost all credibility and the best way to defeat the BJP in the next Lok Sabha election will be to pool in all anti-BJP votes statewise, the CPI-M has said. “The Congress hopes to build an extended UPA style alliance to counter the BJP,” said an editorial in the CPI-M jourl “People’s Democracy” following the Bharatiya Jata Party’s defeat in two Lok Sabha by-elections in Uttar Pradesh. “However, this will not succeed. The Congress has no credibility to lead such an alliance in terms of an altertive programme. “There are many regiol parties like the BJD in Odisha, the TRS in Telanga and the TDP in Andhra Pradesh who will not accept to be a partner in an alliance with the Congress,” it said. “There are other parties who are chary of accepting the Congress as the leader of the alliance,” the CPI-M added, ming itself as one of them. Similarly, any effort to build a non-BJP, non-Congress “Federal Front” mooted by Telanga Chief Minister K.C. Rao was also bound to fail, the editorial warned. “Some regiol parties like DMK and RJD are with Congress in their respective states. Further, there are many contradictions amongst the regiol parties in terms of policies and regiol interests which will prevent all the regiol parties (from) coming together. “So, the most effective electoral tactics to defeat the BJP in the Lok Sabha election will be to ensure pooling of anti-BJP votes state-wise. This is what happened in the UP by-elections.” (IANS)

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