‘Tie-up among all 11 Left, secular parties not must’
Eleven Left and secular parties, which would announce the formation of a non-Congress, anti-BJP alternative after the ongoing Parliament session, may not necessarily enter into alliances in all states for the upcoming general elections, CPI(M) said on Thursday. ‘The 11 parties have decided to hold a meeting after the current Parliament session where they will announce the formation of this alternative. There will be a declaration which will set out the basic framework, the principles and the direction of this alternative,’ party general secretary Prakash Karat said. ‘Given the nature of the parties that are getting together, it is not necessary that there should be an electoral alliance or seat adjustments between all these parties,’ he said in an article in the forthcoming issue of CPI(M) organ ‘People’s Democracy’.