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CPI-M Central Committee says 'no' to electoral pact with Congress

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Jan 2018 12:00 AM GMT

Kolkata, Jan 21: The CPI-M’s Central Committee on Sunday ruled out, by majority vote, any “understanding or electoral alliance” with the Congress in its draft political resolution, with General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said the fil decision will be taken in the party Congress slated to be held in Hyderabad in April.

Iterating that the party’s main task was to defeat the BJP government at the centre and its policies, which have carried out “unprecedent ed assaults” and imposed “unprecedented burden” on India and its people, Yechury said the electoral tactics would be decided by the states at the time of polls. In order to meet the “threat” from the Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP), the Central Committee - which concluded its three-day session on Sunday - called for mobilising “all secular democratic forces”. “As per the draft political resolution which was adopted by the Central Committee with a 55-33 vote, appropriate electoral tactics will be undertaken, which will ensure maximum pooling of popular votes against the BJP. “How that will be done, when elections come, at that time depending on the concrete situation state to state, we will take a call. But the line that the party will follow, is the line that will be defined by the highest forum, the party Congress, on the basis of which things will be worked out.” (IANS)

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