Kozhikode: The Communist Party of India (Marxist)’s [ CPI(M) ] stance of saying no to an alliance with the Congress would only help in strengthening the fascist forces in the country, Congress Parliamentary Party Secretary Kodikunnil Suresh, MP, said today.
Suresh, who represents Mavelikara in the Lok Sabha, said the decision of the CPI (M) politburo yesterday was contradictory to its known stand against the threat posed by the Sangh Parivar, including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Singh (RSS). He said people would like to know the reaction of CPI(M) veteran and Kerala Administrative Reforms Commission Chairman V S Achuthanandan on the decision.
Stating that the Prakash Karat ‘faction’ in the party was against aligning with the Congress, he said CPI (M) in Kerala also backed the former opposing the stand taken General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on the issue. The Karat faction in fact favoured the BJP, he said, adding this was evident from the articles by him. By adopting a soft BJP/RSS attitude, the CPI (M) was attempting to bring Narendra Modi back to power in the next general elections, Suresh said.
On the Janaraksha Yathra launched by the BJP in the state, he said the party should take out it towards Delhi as the Centre was ”looting” the people by slapping a huge hike in LPG and fuel prices.
He alleged that huge funds donated by corporate houses were being used for the Janaraksha Yatra that was flagged of by BJP President Amit Shah in Kannur today.
Stating that the All India Congress Committee (AICC) Vice President Rahul Gandhi would be elevated as party President by this month end, Kodikunnil Suresh said the process for Rahul taking over the top post was on in the party.
With this the Opposition party would leap forward, paving the way for major changes in political scenario in the country, he added.