New Delhi: A day after Congress daily Veekshanam, in its editorial, asked the CPI to quit the LDF coalition and join the UDF, party’s state secretary Kanam Rajendran said an alliance with the Congress was not in the party’s agenda.
Rajendran said he did not pay any heed to the daily’s editorial as it lacked a real perspective about the political stand of CPI.
“Those who say the CPI has grown weaker should look in the mirror themselves. The politics of 70s and that in 2015 is different. The aim of the CPI is to work for a broad Left front,” he said.
Calling the LDF a sinking ship, the daily had, in its Thursday’s editorial, said the CPI should have the prudence to recognize that the poll outcome in Aruvikkara is a warning for the total disintegration of the LDF.
It said if the CPI wanted to protect pure Left philosophy and secular thoughts, then that party should come out of the tainted relationship with the CPI-M. The editorial added that the CPI in Bihar and Telangana had abandoned the extreme dislike towards Congress. It further stated the CPI should realize that the CPI-M is using the LDF as a short way to power.