Nobody who is sane will ally with Congress in Kerala, stated CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran. He strongly denied reports that the national executive of the CPI had given green signal for alliance with Congress to meet the threat of BJP.
Reacting to the draft political resolution of the forthcoming party congress of CPI which had come up for discussion at the national executive Kanam clarified that what had been discussed was only the draft and therefore it did not reflect the official party line or view. The party congress would be held at Kollam in Kerala April 2018. The party line in regard to relations with the Congress party would be decided by the party congress only. Prior to the Kollam session, there would be a meeting of the national executive and national council of the party at Vijayawada on January 8.9 and 10, 2018. The Vijayawada session would finalise the political resolution to be presented at the party congress in Kollam. The political resolution once approved by the party congress would be a public document and it would define CPI's approach towards Congress. Till then there was no point speculating over the party line, stated the state secretary.
In reply to a question Kanam said that his party had not considered seriously the Congress leader Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan's invitation to all with the latter's party.