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Yechury to be with Cong leaders at HDK swearing-in

PTI
Published : May 22, 2018, 6:33 am IST
Updated : May 22, 2018, 6:33 am IST

The Left leader criticised the BJP for “spreading false information” and said the country could see through what it was doing after losing elections.

CPI(M) general-secretary Sitaram Yechury  (Photo: PTI)
 CPI(M) general-secretary Sitaram Yechury (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Reflecting the new political line adopted by the CPI(M) to unite all “secular-democratic” forces to take on the BJP, its general secretary Sitaram Yechury would share the stage with leaders of the Congress and other parties at the swearing-in ceremony of Karnataka chief minister-designate H.D. Kumaraswamy.

Mr Yechury, who has been personally invited by Kumaraswamy, would travel to Bengaluru to attend the oath-taking ceremony.

 

“The chief minister-elect, who had come to Delhi, spoke to me over the phone. I said there is no need for formality. He invited me to attend the swearing-in ceremony. I will attend it in Bengaluru on May 23,” he told reporters on Monday.

Mr Yechury was last year invited by RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav to attend its “BJP Bhagao, Desh Bachao” rally at Patna. But the CPI(M) was not pleased with the idea of Mr Yechury sharing the stage with leaders of the Congress because of its earlier “equi-distance” policy.

At the CPI(M) politburo meeting in Delhi today, the party encouraged Mr Yechury to attend the ceremony. “At our party Con-gress, we had adopted the political line of uniting all secular forces to defeat the BJP. There is no problem in Mr Yechury sharing the stage with (leaders of) all secular forces, including the Congress,” a senior leader said.

 

Reacting to BJP chief Amit Shah’s remark that the Congress-JD(S) alliance in Karnataka was “unholy”, Mr Yechury said, “This kind of a coalition is what I would call a maturation of Indian democracy.

Our social diversities are getting reflected in our politics,” he said.

The Left leader criticised the BJP for “spreading false information” and said the country could see through what it was doing after losing elections.

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