Ready to discuss if CPM avoids politics of violence: Mullappally Ramachandran

According to Mullappally, the Congress is the CPM’s main rival just as in the case of the BJP-RSS, the CPM suffers from strong anti- Congress sentiments.

Published: 11th February 2019 03:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th February 2019 03:38 AM   |  A+A-

Mullappally Ramachandran

Kerala Congress president Mullappally Ramachandran ( File | PTI)

By Express News Service

MALAPPURAM: KPCC chief Mullappally Ramachandran on Sunday declared the state Congress’ willingness to hold political dialogue with the CPM, if the latter agrees to eschew its violent brand of politics.

“The Congress is ready for an open discussion with the CPM on forming an anti-fascist and secular alliance. The alliance will be possible only if the party is ready to abjure politics of violence,” Mullappally said at the reception accorded to the Jana Maha Yatra here on Sunday.

“ The CPM is not ready to get rid of its brand of politics. And the party is afraid of BJP,” he said, alleging the Marxists are not ready to criticise the BJP.

“The CPM leadership wants the BJP to come to power again. And it doesn’t perceive BJP as political opponent,” he said, accusing the CPM’s Kerala unit of torpedoing the unity of secular and democratic alliance.

According to Mullappally, the Congress is the CPM’s main rival just as in the case of the BJP-RSS, the CPM suffers from strong anti- Congress sentiments.

“The CPM is unable to form Left-socialist alliance to thwart fascists at the national level. The CPM Kerala unit is against the move which has been endorsed by the CPM’s West Bengal and Tripura units,” he said.

IUML to go ahead with demand for third seat

Malappuram: IUML leadership has decided to go ahead with the party’s demand for additional seat in the upcoming Lok Sabha election. A meeting of party leaders, held at Panakkad here on Sunday, decided to raise the demand in the upcoming UDF meeting.  Party state general secretary K P A Majeed, after the meeting, told reporters that the UDF meeting will discuss demands of all parties including IUML.

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