Sitaram Yechurry claims alternative alliance to come into existence after elections

Sitaram Yechurry claims alternative alliance to come into existence after elections

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Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 31 : Claiming that a secular government will come to power at the Centre, CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechurry on Sunday said an alternative political alliance against the BJP will into come into existence after the elections.
Attending a meet the press programme here, the CPI (M) General Secretary said the aim of the Left Front is to oust the BJP from the power.
Alleging that the Modi Government adopted a divide and rule policy, he said the policies of the Congress and the BJP were same when they ruled the country.
The Modi rule destroyed the secular fabrics of the country, he said adding the BJP Government could not implement any pro-poor or people-friendly schemes during its tenure.
Questioning Rahul Gandhi's candidature from Wayanad in Kerala, Yechurry said the message through which the candidature of the Congress president gives that the Congress is fighting against Left forces not the BJP.
Though political parties across the country try to defeat the BJP, the Congress tries to defeat CPI (M)-led Left Democratic Front in Kerala, and this has to be explained by the Congress.
"My party will ensure that maximum votes are polled against the BJP in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections," he added.
Recalling that the Left Front won 61 seats in 2004 elections in which it managed to get 57 seats by defeating the Congress party, he said even after that we supported the Congress to refrain BJP coming to power.
Earlier, attending an election programme of LDF this morning, Yechurry said his party's priority is to defeat the BJP alliance.
"We remain focussed on defeating the BJP alliance, increasing our strength in the Lok Sabha and ensuring an alternative secular government at the Centre," he added.
Refering other parties and their stand on the elections, he said "Our priorities are clear. Other parties must declare their priorities."