BJP trying to cash in ‘T’ issue and strengthen position in State, says CPI(M) leader

CPI (M) State secretary B.V. Raghavulu said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was trying to gain a hold in Andhra Pradesh and cautioned party workers against the BJP’s activities in the State.

Speaking at the party plenary meeting here on Tuesday, he said that the BJP which stabilized its position in the neighbouring States was trying to strengthen its position in the State by having alliance with local parties by taking advantage of the Telangana issue.

“Portraying Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s photos, the BJP, which was a communal party, is trying to consolidate itself in AP. If the BJP wins more seats there are chances of communal violence in this peaceful State,” said Mr. Raghavulu.

Third front

After the success of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi, it was clear that people are looking for alternative parties at the national level apart from the Congress and BJP.

The CPI (M) is planning to strengthen other parties and extend support for forming a third front, he said.

Regarding tie-up with other parties, Mr Raghavulu said that due to political uncertainty on the division of the State, the CPI (M) is not ready to have an alliance with any other party immediately. He called upon the party workers to fight for a solution to people’s problems and strengthen the party at the village level.

Office inaugurated

The party State secretary inaugurated the new party office, ‘Sundaraiah Bhavan’, at Pragathi Nagar in the city. CPI (M) district secretary D. Rama Devi, leaders V. Krishnaiah, Shiva Shankar and others participated in the function.

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