`CPI(M) will not be able to provide stable Government'

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Special Correspondent

Says the settlement brought about by the Polit Bureau has not solved the problems

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Congress leader M. M. Hassan said here on Saturday that the CPI (M) would not be able to provide a stable Government because of the sectionalism in the party.

Addressing a press conference here, the Congress leader pointed out that CPI (M) leader Jyoti Basu himself had admitted that his party could not remain in power in Kerala continuously because of infighting.

Mr. Hassan added that the settlement brought about by the Polit Bureau had not solved the problems. Infighting was continuing in the party. As a result, they could not say who would be the candidate for the Chief Minister's post.

In West Bengal, the CPI (M) was projecting Budhadeb Bhattacharjee as the candidate for the post of Chief Minister. It had similarly projected E. M. S. Namboodiripad and others as Chief Ministerial candidates in the past.

However, the party went back on its stand after projecting K. R. Gouri and Suseela Gopalan as candidates for the post of Chief Ministers.

He also noted that the LDF constituents, including the CPI, were not happy about seat-sharing in the Front. The CPI (M) had usurped the seats of minor constituencies.

He claimed that the UDF was united and would be able to provide a stable Government. The DIC(K) had clarified that it would stand with the UDF.

Rejecting the survey findings about the popularity of Opposition Leader V. S. Achuthanandan, Mr. Hassan said sympathy for Achuthanandan was limited to his party. There were no popular feelings against the Government.




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