Coimbatore: General Secretary Prakash
Karat on Wednesday claimed that the AIADMK-led alliance will have
such a decisive victory in the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls that
no question would arise of the Left Front sharing power with
As far as Tamil Nadu was concerned, there was a strong
current for change in the state and people would give mandate
in favour of AIADMK, he claimed.
People were very much concerned about rising prices of
essential commodities and "gross" corruption which was "at its
peak" in Tamil Nadu and DMK`s "misrule", Karat told reporters
here, adding his party`s campaign was mainly centred around
corruption and price rise.
Asked whether the CPI (M) would seek share in power, if
AIADMK fell short of a majority to form a government on its
own, he said "question does not arise. Victory will be so
decisive that the party should not be short of majority."
The leader also exuded confidence at the party winning in
Left-bastions of West Bengal and Kerala.
With regard to Kerala, Karat said LDF government was
non-corrupt and firm in fighting corruption in the state.
Moreover, the Government there has taken steps to
relieve people from the price rise, including by expanding
On the situation in West Bengal, Karat said reports
suggested that the Left Front has effectively gained lost
ground."I am confident that the front which had won last seven
elections, will emerge victorious eighth time," he said.
After the setback in Lok Sabha polls, both at political and
organisational level, the party had identified the weaknesses
and rectified them. As a result it was able to win back the
support of the section of people alienated from the Left
parties, Karat added.