Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechuri has said that he is neither pro-Congress nor pro-BJP, and that he is only pro-India.
"If you charge me as being pro-Congress, I can counter-charge others as being pro-BJP", he said.
"I am neither pro-Congress nor BJP, nor anywhere. I am only pro-India and Indian people….. the majority of the central committee decided on a line which will now go to the party congress as the central’s committee’s draft resolution… Every party member has the right to move amendments. And all those amendments would be answered. In the party congress, all delegates can move amendments. Those will have to be taken up, discussed and decided upon," Yechuri added.
Asked whether the current position not to have any truck with the Congress, will be changed when it comes before the Congress, Yechuri clarified that it cannot be predicted now.
Last week, the CPI-M Central Committee that met at Kolkatta had rejected the resolution moved by General Secretary Sitaram Yechri, which was in favour of having electoral understanding with the Congress. After dismissing this resolution through voting, the Party Congress passed the resolution introduced by Prakash Karat which stated that the party will have no understanding of any kind with the Congress.