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Decision on New Front Soon: Karat

“The Congress is not in a position to fight. It is struggling to survive.

Published: 12th January 2014 10:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th January 2014 10:45 AM   |  A+A-

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“The Congress is not in a position to fight. It is struggling to survive. The BJP and Narendra Modi can be effectively checked only by a non-Congress secular front and we are in talks for it. A decision is expected in three weeks,” CPM general secretary Prakash Karat said here on Saturday.

Asked about the internal inquiry announced by the CPM into the murder of Revolutionary Marxist Party leader T P Chandrasekharan, Karat said the report wasn’t ready and added that it might not be made public even when ready.

On the controversy over the Kasturirangan panel report on Western Ghat conservation, he said the CPM wanted the recommendations to be studied by a multi-disciplinary committee.

“We didn’t reject the recommendations. At the same time, we didn’t want them to be implemented. We think the farmers’ apprehensions should be considered,” he said.

While commenting on political activism on the Internet, Prakash Karat cautioned CPM cadres not to share confidential information about the party on social media.

“Many members think that while speaking to print or visual media amounts to the violation of the party’s disciplinary rules, using social media for such purposes is fine.

“The party has decided to educate its members about the seriousness of their actions,” the CPM general secretary said.



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