Tamil Nadu

BJP-led combine an alliance of contradictions: CPI

CPI National Secretary D. Raja. File photo: Bhagya Prakash. K   | Photo Credit: Bhagya Prakash K

Describing the BJP-led alliance in Tamil Nadu as an “alliance of contradictions”, CPI National Secretary D. Raja on Sunday wondered how long ist would hold together and claimed that the traditional Dravidian parties in the state were facing a testing time.

The CPI leader also asked why AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa was aggressive only against Congress and DMK and not against BJP and claimed that it led to several political questions.

“It (BJP-led alliance) is a combine of contradictory forces. How long they would remain together, it is for time to tell us. They have contradictions and conflict among themselves,” Mr. Raja told reporters, replying to a query.

“This has come as a testing time for the Dravidian parties,” said the leader, whose party has been riding piggyback on the two traditional Dravidian parties - AIADMK and DMK - in the past.

The CPI and CPI (M) parted ways with the AIADMK in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls over the issue of seat sharing.

“The Left is not responsible for whatever happened. It is AIADMK which brought about such a position... to press the understanding with the Left parties. Why did AIADMK do an about turn? It is for them to explain,” he said.

Asserting that the Left parties would impact the outcome of election results in many constituencies, he said there was a force, which was non-Congress and non-BJP, emerging in the country.

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