CPI State secretary K Narayana has alleged that the BJP and MIM were trying to blackmail the “weak” Congress government in the State to further their political interests.

Addressing a press conference at the party office here on Friday evening, Mr. Narayana alleged that the State government has failed to defuse tension in the old city of Hyderabad. “The communal forces are bent upon fomenting trouble with narrow political machinations,” he charged and called upon all the secular forces to promote peace and strengthen the secular fabric of the nation. The appointment of Rahul Gandhi as the head of Congress party’s election coordination committee appears to be a move on the part of the Congress leadership to go for Lok Sabha elections in advance considering the weakened position of the BJP, he said adding that the Congress party was poised to bite the dust due to its “corruption-ridden regime”.

He demanded that the State government take an all-party delegation to Delhi to ensure adequate Central assistance to cyclone-hit farmers. Kothagudem MLA K Sambasiva Rao, Wyra MLA B. Chandravathiwere present.