‘It’s unfortunate that Rahul Gandhi is contesting from Kerala, against Left’: Sitaram Yechury
In the middle of the 17th general elections, Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury tells Saubhadra Chatterji in an interview that the Left, whose presence in national politics has diminished over the years, is ready to play a big role in forming an alternative, secular government at the Centre.
ur objective was clear: defeat BJP and defeat Trinamool. We offered that there should be no mutual contest between the Congress and the Left in six seats. The Congress should answer, why they did not accept this proposal. Now, we appeal to the people as the only consistent anti-BJP, anti-Trinamool force. And people are responding positively to us.