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Secular, democratic parties joining forces: Karat


Patna, Feb 14 :

CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat Friday said nearly a dozen secular and democratic parties are uniting to provide a non-Congress and non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance for the Lok Sabha polls.

Prakash Karat
Prakash Karat

“Left parties are working to unite all secular and democratic parties to provide an alternative to non-Congress and non-BJP alliance ahead of the polls,” Karat, here to address a “vikalp” rally, organised by his Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), told mediapersons.

“Leaders of 11 such parties will again meet Feb 22 in Delhi to discuss and chalk out a strategy for giving a concrete shape to the alliance,” he said.

Karat said Left parties, including CPI-M, may join hands with Bihar’s ruling Janata Dal-United of chief minister Nitish Kumar to contest the general elections.

“We have not finalised it as discussion on seat sharing and other issues are still going on,” he said.