The Left parties, including major partner CPI(M), on Saturday ruled out the possibility of joining hands with Trinamool Congress to counter BJP, a day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that no one was "untouchable" in politics including the communists.
Left parties were on Friday critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s maiden Independence Day speech with CPI(M) questioning the announcement that the government will abolish the Planning Commission while CPI charged that he failed to talk about empowering people.
CPI-M will soon form a broad based platform of Left parties to organise intensive movements in the country to resist alleged communalisation of politics by the ruling BJP, party general secretary Prakash Karat said on Thursday.
BJP and Trinamool Congress are engaged in a "shadow war of words" to divide the people on religious lines, with the former trying to woo the ruling party in West Bengal to seek its support post-elections, Left parties said Tuesday.
Calling upon people to vote for Left parties, former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today said the third front comprising non-BJP, non-Congress political forces is the only alternative to lead the nation in the right direction.
Dismissing the formation of a Third Front, CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat said here on Saturday that about 10 non-Congress, non-BJP parties are willing to come together for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections to provide a viable alternative.