The CPI-M’s Central Committee today ruled out any “understanding or electoral alliance” with the Congress in its draft political resolution. However party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said the final decision will be taken in the party meet to be held in Hyderabad in April.
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.
In order to meet the “threat” from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Central Committee – which concluded its three-day session on Sunday – called for mobilising “all secular democratic forces”.
“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.”
To a specific query on whether the party would enter into a tie-up with the Congress, Yechury said: “The amended form of the Politburo draft has been adopted by the central committee.. .As per the draft, there would be no understanding or electoral alliance with the Congress.
“Since 2002, we have always said there is no electoral front or alliance with the Congress, because it represents the interest of the Indian ruling classes.”