While it strives for an alternative non-Congress, non-BJP policy platform, the CPI (M) has hit out against Gujarat chief minister, Narendra Modi, by launching a booklet titled, The BJP model for India — Vikas Purush and Vinash Neeti.
“All Modi claims are filled with falsehoods. But the packaging of Modi is not a PR exercise to promote the agenda of an individual relentlessly pursuing his personal ambitions”, the booklet said. The party says the move to project Modi as prime minister candidate has got the backing of RSS as it thinks its “core Hindutva agenda which “it believes will be best safeguarded under the leadership of Modi”.
Mulayam for PM
If Samajwadi party comes out strong in the next elections Mulayam Singh Yadav could be in a position to become prime minister candidate, feels CPM general secretary Prakash Karat. He said that SP will play a major role in 2014. He also said the Left will try to strengthen its position as left parties were not in a position to claim the PM post as of now.