April 7, 2019
Coimbatore : CPI today denied any match fixing between CPIM and Congress in Wayanad in Kerala, where AICC president, Rahul Gandhi is contesting against the party candidate.
“It is not correct. There is no match fixing by CPIM or left parties,” CPI General Secretary S Sudhakar Reddy told reporters here in response to a specific question.
It was a wrong decision by Rahul Gandhi to contest from Wayanad. It had sent a wrong signal among the people about the intention, when both the left parties and Congress are fighting against the BJP, he said.
To another question on the issue of accession of Kashmir to India, as reportedly stated by Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti on Article 370, Reddy said the party stand was that it was part of constitution and a conditional accession.
Arguing th at it had been proved over 70 years that no bulletsand army could solve the J&K problem, he said it had to be solved only through discussion.
Reddy , who is here to campaign for DMK-led Secular Progress Alliance candidates, it was clear that the BJP was going to lose the elections.
For the last two years, BJP was facing continuous defeats in all the States like Bihar and States of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chattisgarh, while ruling in Goa and Manipur with the help of Governors there, he said.
According to him, BJP will not gain much in the Southern States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and North East and Assam and it depended on Maharashtra and Gujarat to win some seats, he said.
In view of this, the Left parties are trying to forge a post-poll alliance of anti-BJP opposition parties for forming the Government, Reddy said.
The CPI leader also said that there were opinions from various quarters, including former senior BJP leaders like Yashwanth Sinha and Arun Shourie that this could be the last parliamentary elections, if Narendra Modi returned to power.