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-


“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.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp