CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury said that question of formation of any front will come up only after poll results are out. He lashed out both the BJP and TMC saying “BJP is to be fought nationally and TMC in Bengal.”
The CPI-M on Thursday also formed a new state secretariat in which former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya and senior CPI-M leader Shyamal Chakraborty were excluded.
Addressing a Press conference at CPI-M party headquarters, Mr Yechury said that political leaders are free to form any kind of front before the 2019 elections, but only a post-poll alliance would form government after the Lok Sabha poll.
“Nobody can be denied their democratic rights,” Yechury said, referring to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s idea of a “Federal Front” to take on the BJP.
“Let’s see how things unfold. People can have their ambitions, arithmetics. Nobody can be denied their democratic rights. Remember, in India, the fronts that formed governments were always forged after the elections.
“Many people form many fronts before elections. But, the government would be formed based on a post-poll alliance,” Mr Yechury told reporters.
On the political situation in West Bengal, general secretary of the CPI-M said that the Left parties’ main objective would be to defeat both the BJP and the TMC.
“In Bengal, there is no question of joining hands with the BJP to oust the TMC or vice versa,” Mr Yechuri said. He also criticised Miss Banerjee for “murdering democracy in West Bengal”.
On one hand, Miss Banerjee hails the “victory of democracy” in Karnataka and on the other hand, she “murders democracy” in Bengal, he said.