Thiruvananthapuram: CPI national executive member Binoy Viswam has come out in support of CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury’s view for a broader understanding and cooperation with all secular and democratic forces to defeat communal BJP at the Centre. The CPI leader told media in Delhi that his party was not stupid to consider that Congress has no role in the broader fight against communal and fascist forces at the national level just because there is no scope or possibility at the moment for a political understanding with that party.
The unending discussions and parleys over building broader secular platform would only help the BJP. Indirectly attacking the Karat faction in CPM, Viswam said that the stand that we don’t want to even look at the Congress may satisfy preconceived notions and adamant attitude of some sections. But on the whole it is not going to do any good.
The CPI called for a more practical approach considering the current political situation in the country. However, the party is not expecting the emergence of a united opposition against BJP becoming a reality ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls. But they do believe that there would be some sort of understanding at the national and regional level to defeat the communal and fascist forces.
CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy had stated recently that a united front at the national level may not be possible since most parties were regional. “It will be some kind of regional parties’ combination in different states and a partial opposition front at the national level,” he opined.
Moreover, a broader platform of mass organisations, social organisations and intellectuals who are fighting against communalism and fascism, was also emerging gradually at the state and national level. On K M Mani, the CPI leader said that some sections were talking about taking Mani into LDF fold. However, the Kerala Congress leader was trying to be with three parties at the same time, he said indirectly referring to his multiple moves. Mani wants to rejoin UDF, enter LDF and also have close association with BJP at the same time....