Left alliance likely for Lok Sabha polls


CPI (M), CPI to contest Khammam and Mahabubabad constituencies together

Even as the ruling TRS and the Opposition Congress parties are beset with internal squabbles between their leaders in the district, the two Left parties CPI (M) and the CPI are likely to forge an electoral alliance to fight the ensuing Lok Sabha elections from Khammam and Mahabubabad constituencies together.

At a meeting chaired by the CPI (M) State secretary Tammineni Veerabhadram here on Wednesday, the district leaders of the CPI (M) from both Khammam and Bhadradri-Kothagudem districts expressed their readiness to put up a joint fight along with the CPI in both Khammam and Mahabubabad Lok Sabha seats in next month’s elections.

Their assertion comes close on the heels of similar views echoed by the senior leaders of the CPI in the erstwhile composite Khammam district stressing on the need for Left unity.

Addressing the CPI (M) district executive committee members at the meeting held at Sundaraiah Bhavan here, Mr Veerabhadram, the former Khammam MP, said the representation of the Left parties in the Parliament should increase to protect the interests of poor and marginalised sections and the country as a whole. “There is an urgent need to end the corporate plunder of national wealth,” he said.

The MPs of Left parties played a pivotal role in ensuring the enactment of the Forest Rights Act, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, the Right to Information Act, and various other landmark legislations in the past, he recalled.

Unity of the Left and Democratic forces is the need of the hour to trounce the “pro-corporate” BJP regime at the Centre, he said, alleging that there was a clandestine understanding between the BJP and the TRS.

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