The CPI(M) on Thursday termed as “appalling” BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s remarks that the third front idea was “third rate”, saying the political discourse would become “third rate under him”.
“Certain people are extremely disturbed by the bloc formed by 11 Left and secular parties. Comments like third front is third rate by somebody who aspires to become the prime minister is truly appalling. Political discourse will be third rate under him....These (comments) are uncharitable and unsolicited,” senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said.
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Responding to Modi’s comments in Kolkata that Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal would work well with BJP in power at the Centre, he claimed the Trinamool Congress would not hesitate to work with BJP in the future.
“The Trinamool Congress, which had left NDA (in 2001), returned to the BJP-led alliance after the 2002 Gujarat elections. That clearly meant you endorsed the Gujarat riots, because had you not, you would not have rejoined NDA,” Yechury said in reply to questions.