Sitaram Yechury: ‘Too early’ for Left to finalise the strategy for Lok Sabha elections 2019
Updated:  Oct 13, 2018, 01:00 PM
Sitaram Yechury, general secretary of CPI(M) said it was “too early” for the Left party to finalise its strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha election. However, emphasised it would give a call to dismount the ruling BJP.
The strategy of CPI(M) will depend on the outcomes of upcoming assembly polls in five states, said Yechury.
He also said an all-India alliance with opposition parties appears an improbable task so the CPI(M) would go for state-wise understandings.
Yechury told reporters, “It’s too early to decide our tactics for the Lok Sabha election. But we will call for the defeat of BJP and its allies in the upcoming election … We are also aiming to establish an alternative secular government at the Centre.”
“For the general election, our objective will be to increase the strength of CPI(M) and the Left in Parliament. Our objective will be to help maximise pulling off anti-BJP votes,” Sitaram Yechury said.
When asked about whether the Left party would participate in a mega political rally planned by the Trinamool Congress in Kolkata next year, Yechury said the CPI(M) was yet to receive an invitation for it.
Ten central trade unions have decided to go on a two-day nationwide general strike from January 8 to protest the “anti-worker policies” of the central government, he said.
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