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"Desperate" Cong, BJP wooing third front allies: CPI

delhi Updated: May 15, 2009 15:20 IST

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Expressing confidence that its allies in Third Front will not desert the alliance, the CPI on Friday said the efforts of Congress and BJP to woo them shows "lust for power" and "desperation" of both the parties.

Party National Secretary D Raja said the Left parties will hold consultations among its allies and a "collective decision" will be taken by them on how to go about in the post poll scenario.

"As far as our allies are concerned, they are with us. We are talking to them and I cannot foresee any division among us," Raja told reporters in New Delhi.

Asked how confident his party was about its allies as they were being wooed by Congress and BJP, he said it showed the "desperation" on part of both the parties. "It also shows the lust for power of the Congress and BJP," he added.

On whether the Left will support a Congress-led government, Raja said they were striving for a non-Congress secular government. "Once the results are out, we will assess the verdict of people and we have called the meeting of our national executive and national council," he added.

"We will consult among our allies whatever we will decide. I think it will be a collective decision and we will take collective steps," he said.