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CPM to support non-Cong, non-BJP candidates in Kangra, Hamirpur

punjab Updated: Apr 02, 2014 13:13 IST
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The state unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has announced that it will support any party other than the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Kangra and Hamirpur parliamentary constituencies.

This was disclosed by CPM state secretary Rakesh Singh while addressing mediapersons here on Tuesday, hinting at supporting Aam Aadmi Party.

He said, “While we are yet to take a decision on the remaining two parliamentary seats, we intend to support the non-BJP and Congress parties, whether it is AAP or any other, which poses a challenge for both BJP and Congress in Kangra and Hamairpur.”

Denying that AAP posed any threat to the CPM in spite of it gaining popularity within a short period, Singh said its entry had affected both main parties.

He alleged that AAP was taking up the issues of the fallout of the neo-liberal policies, but were not looking into who was responsible.

“They are only picking up sections of the society and are channelising the resentment of the people,” Singh added.

He disclosed that the CPM would release its state manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on April 7.

“Unlike the Congress and BJP, which are battling family politics and leadership focus, we will be taking up issues that include neo-liberal policies, inflation and corruption,” he said.

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