ANDHRA PRADESH

Need not give credence to Maoists’ letter: Narayana

Staff Reporter

KHAMMAM: CPI State Secretary K. Narayana on Wednesday raised serious doubts about the letter purportedly written by Maoist leader Sudarshan sounding a caution to the TRS against joining the TDP-led grand alliance to fight the polls in the State.

Talking to media persons at Giri Prasad Bhavan, he said the leadership of any political party cannot be expected to make decision from the prison. No credence could be given to such letter unless the CPI (Maoist) issued a public statement on the issue.

The Maoists were basically against the principals of Parliamentary democracy. They believed more in their armed struggle to capture political party. And hence there was not much in common between the two sides. Let the Maoists work on their principles and “we would go ahead with our task.”

Taking strong exception to the language used in the letter in respect of the role being played by the Left parties, he said it was unbecoming of the CPI (Maoist).

Seat-sharing

It was certain that the four political parties – TDP, CPI, CPI(M) and the TRS – had forged the grand alliance. Stalemate over seat sharing would be common when such a grand alliance was formed, and the only way to iron out the irritants in such an alliance would be through a dialogue.

The Left parties were in discussion with its erstwhile allies till the last hour and there was nothing unusual about it.

He hoped that the political parties in grand alliance would be fighting the polls together and the TRS would be part of it.

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