Sitaram Yechury hails the new political churning

Kolkata/ New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Senior Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said a new process of political churning has begun in the country.

Addressing a news conference in Kolkata, Yechury said it was too early to say what shape the new process of alignments would take, but " it should move towards a policy trajectory that is in favour of the people and good for the country".

Yechury said that it was unlikely that a front can be formed only to capture political power. " Such experiments we have seen in the past, they are not sustainable neither can they generate any confidence among the people. Confidence can only be generated on the basis of an alternative policy direction," he added.

He said that within the present conditions alternative policies are possible that will give relief to the people on the one hand and promote economic growth on the other. He said that the Communist Party of India (Marxist) will put before the people an alternative and are hoping that the other parties will also respond to that.

The CPI (M) has called for a political convention on July 1 to discuss their alternative policy plan.

Meanwhile, Janata Dal (United) has finally ended the alliance with BJP post selection of the chief minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi as head of party's campaign committee in upcoming national elections.

Narendra Modi's promotion to run the BJP's election campaign appeared to have triggered the resignation of senior leader L.K. Advani from posts he held in the party.

Advani stepped down from positions he held on the party's national executive group, parliamentary board and election committee but reversed the reversing the decision,following appeals from the party.

Two parties aligned with the BJP signaled that they may reconsider their position if Advani was out of the picture. Many within the BJP view Modi as too divisive a figure to be the face of the party's election campaign.

The BJP and JD-U are coalition partners in Bihar state, where the provincial government is being led by JD-U and is headed by its leader Nitish Kumar.

Both the parties had together fought the assembly elections.

At the national level, the Congress party, which has ruled as the head of a coalition for the last nine years, goes into the polls battered by corruption scandals and people's anger over its handling of the economy. It would, however, face the BJP, which is torn by infighting. (ANI)


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