Cong-Left Parties alliance will have no truck with TDP: CPI(M)
Harkishen Singh Surjeet said the Congress-Left Parties led secular alliance would have no truck with the TDP and the JD(U) in the post-poll scenario.
The Veteran CPI(M) leader Harkishen Singh Surjeet on Sunday said the Congress-Left Parties led secular alliance would have no truck with the TDP and the JD(U) in the post-poll scenario.
Once these parties have aligned with the NDA, there was no question of the secular alliance going back to them, he told 'Aaj Tak'.
"This chapter is closed. We will not seek any support either from the TDP or the JD(U)," the private channel in a press release quoted him as saying.
He, however, felt Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav was a close associate of the secular alliance and there was no question of ignoring him. "He is very much with us. There is no question of thinking of an alliance minus Yadav," he said.
Surjeet said Samajwadi Party was a little different from the BSP which had not been consistent. "We are not thinking of Mayawati. She has not been consistent in her stand," he said.
He said the Left Front was not averse to Sonia Gandhi's leadership and a consensus must be achieved if a secular government was to be installed at the centre.
He said there were differences between the Congress and the CPI(M) as well, but the constituents of the secular alliance would have to make certain compromises to ensure that the NDA government did not return to power.
He said the Politburo of his party would meet soon to make its stand clear on the issue of Sonia Gandhi and all parties involved in the fight against NDA would have to come together to form the government in the event of their achieving majority.