But he denied reports that Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan criticised the move to enter into an electoral understanding with the Congress in the coming general election.
Yechury feels that all secular democratic parties need to first strengthen themselves in states and thereafter in Parliament to take on the BJP.
Presenting the draft political tactical line before the delegates, Karat made the majority stance clear, saying an alliance with the Congress - a bourgeois party - is not at all possible.
'Mobilise all secular, democratic forces against the BJP', says CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury
Inaugurating 22nd Party Congress, Yechury underlines need to strengthen the party’s independent moves while further cementing unity among Left forces