Communist Party of India (Marxist) politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Sunday alleged that the Trinamool Congress was posing a threat to the country's internal security by “providing support” to the Maoists.

“The Prime Minister has identified Maoist menace as the greatest internal security threat before the country at present. Trinamool Congress is acting against the interests of the country by providing support to the Maoists,” Mr. Yechury told reporters here.

He expressed confidence that the Left Front would do well in the civic elections to 82 municipalities next month, notwithstanding the chances of Trinamool Congress and Congress coming together to take on the Left.

On the possibility of the Congress and Trinamool Congress forming a ‘mahajot' (grand alliance) to fight the civic polls, he said, “The Left has faced such a mahajot before. It would do well in the coming municipal polls. The Front has already started preparation for the polls.”