Chennai: Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan has said on Sunday that the "tough stand" taken by CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury had led to the failure of an alliance between his Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) and the Left Front.
Charging the Communist Party of India-Marxist, and Yechury in particular, with "not knowing about changing times", he said that the CPI-M General Secretary had certain pre-conceived notions on MNM and him which were wrong.
Talking to a private Tamil channel, Kamal also noted that the DMK had given Rs 15 crore to the Communist Party of India, and Rs 10 crore to the CPI-M during the 2019 general elections, as per its affidavit to Election Commission, and as this became a major controversy, the Left parties claimed that the money was accepted to pay for the expenses of DMK workers in the constituencies where they were contesting as alliance partners.
MeaReacting to Kamal's comments, CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury defended his party's alliance with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)
Reacting to comments made by Kamal Haasan, Mr. Yechury said the party stood for efforts to save India by keeping the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the communal forces in the country out of office,reports The Hindu. He was interacting with media persons in the Kerala capital on Sunday.
Adding that the Left front has been working to stop the dehumanisation of Indians, Mr. Yechury said CPI (M) was willing to join forces with whoever was willing to take it along to achieve the objective. Calling Mr. Haasan an old friend, the CPI (M) Polit Bureau member quipped, "If you miss the wood for the trees, what can I say," says the report.