HYDERABAD: The war of words between CPI secretary K Narayana and his CPM counterpart B V Raghavulu reached a new high with both the leaders trading charges against each other with regard to the forthcoming byelections.
Responding to the open letter of Raghavulu, the CPI leader said it is a fact that the CPM had a secret agenda and everybody knows it.
‘’Is it not true that the CPM had supported YSR Congress party candidate in the MLC elections in Chittoor district?” he asked.
“YSR Congress is born out of corruption , ” Narayana said. At an internal party meeting, a CPI activist pointed out that the CPM supported YSR Congress candidate and wanted to know the future strategy of CPM, Narayana said.
“Replying to this, I told him that the CPM has a hidden agenda.
We will discuss about various political parties in our internal meetings.
CPM is no exception to this.
Reacting to comments made at an internal party meeting is not correct,” Narayana added.
Narayana further recalled that while refuting the hidden agenda allegations, Raghavulu never said that his party would not forge any electoral alliance with the YSR Congress.
“I have no ill-intention in talking about CPM’s hidden agenda. It is a fact that the CPM has secret agenda. I spoke the truth only,” Narayana said.
Narayana, however , wanted the CPM to put a full-stop to the war of words between the two Left parties.
The CPI leader also found fault with the Congress staging a counter dharna in Vizianagaram.
He objected to chief minister allocating more funds to those 18 assembly and one Lok Sabha segment, which were going for bypolls soon.
Narayana alleged that the Indiramma houses and other welfare schemes were being allotted to defeated Congress candidates.
In a sharp reaction to Narayana, Raghavulu demanded: “Let Narayana clarify what he means by hidden agenda.” The CPM openly supported an independent candidate in Chittoor MLC polls, Raghavulu said and clarified that the latest controversy between the two Left parties was not started by the CPM.