CPM takes dig at CPI leader`s views on Cong

CPM did not agree with the views of Chandrappan that it was a mistake on the part of the Indian Left to stay away from the UPA-I.

Updated: Dec 01, 2010, 13:55 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: CPI(M) Kerala unit secretary
Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said his party did not agree with the reported views of the newly appointed CPI state secretay CK Chandrappan that it was a mistake on the part of the Indian Left to stay away from the UPA-I ministry, which was supported by the Left parties.

"Our party does not agree with this view at all. If the Left parties had joined the government, they would have to silently endorse all policy decisions of the Congress taken in the interest of the capitalist class", he said in reply to queires at a press meet here.

Vijayan, also a Polit Bureau member of the CPI(M), said his party did not also subscribe to Chandrappan`s opnion that the Left alone could not carry forward the process of democratic revoulution totally spurning mainstream secular demoncratic parties like the Congress.
"I don`t think Chandrappan would have said these things, as reported by a section of media. These are not the positions of his party. Chandrappan is a person who always takes utmost care to stick to his party line", Vijayan said.

Moreover, the CPI as party had grim experiences of it allying with the Congress in the past. It was on realization of that it gave up that line. It was difficult to believe that CPI would continue to entertain illusions about the Congress in the light of his own experiences.
On Chandrappan`s statement that the pull-out of parties the Janata Dal faction led by M P Veerendrakumar and the Kerala Congress (Joseph) had weakned the LDF, Vijayan said these parties left the coalition to secure their self interest and not on ideological grounds.

PTI