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eft, regional parties` front to form next govt: CPI

Last Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013 - 22:15

Patna: Claiming that anti-Congress and anti-BJP mood is prevailing in the country, CPI on Monday said an alternative front of Left and regional parties would form the next government at the Centre.

"Left and regional parties will form a programme-based alternative front before or after the elections to serve the people of the country," CPI General Secretary S Sudhakar Reddy told reporters here.

Reddy, who was here along with former General Secretary A B Bardhan to take part in the state executive committee meeting of the party, said the party would contest 60-70 seats in the coming Lok Sabha elections.

"The party has started identifying seats and candidates for fighting the parliamentary elections in states like Kerala, West Bengal, Tripura and Rajasthan where it has a larger base," he said.

"In Bihar and Uttar Pradesh we are keeping a watch over political developments and will take a decision on alliance at right time," the CPI general secretary said.

Bardhan claimed that Congress would not get more than 110 seats, while BJP despite "hue and cry" in the name of Narendra Modi would in no case cross 140-145 mark.

"In this scenario, the Left and regional parties, opposed to Congress and BJP, hold tremendous scope to form the next government," Bardhan said.

He, however, refused to identify these regional parties.

"Based on alternative policy and programme, the Left along with like-minded regional parties would form a new government after the general elections," he said.


First Published: Monday, August 26, 2013 - 22:15

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