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Need broadest platform of secular forces, alternative policies: Yechury

IANS | Kolkata |

Calling for forming a “broadest platforma of secular and democratic forces armed with alternative policies” in the aftermath of the Gujarat poll verdict, the CPI-M on Tuesday said it was the only way to defeat “communal” forces of the BJP and the RSS.

“The Gujarat elections have shown that we need a broadest platform of secular and democratic forces to take on the communal juggernaut of the BJP and the RSS,” Communist Party of India-Marxist General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said at the condolence meeting of veteran trade unionist Sukomal Sen here.

Laying stress on formulation of alternative policies that would set apart the secular and democratic forces from the “communal agenda and neo-liberal path” of the BJP-RSS, he said the struggle should be one of policies, and not between political personalities.

“An alternative policy framework is a must,” he said.

Queried about the possibility of the Congress being included in the platform of secular and democratic forces, Yechury said the party or whichever other outfit was in sync with the alternative policy framework of the CPI-M could join.