The CPI and the CPM have emphasised the need for alternative politics in the country. The leaders, who addressed a massive public meeting here the other day, expressed displeasure over the ruling parties in the State and at the Centre and accused them of pursuing anti-people policies, stressed the need for change.
CPI general secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy and CPM politburo member Brinda Karat flayed Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Centre for turning a blind eye to the owes of the people due to the ever increasing petrol prices. The leaders said that Modi had lost control over the administration to keep the prices under control. The Modi government was working for the corporate sector with the Prime Minister himself favouring the Ambanis and their Reliance group at the cost of the people and the nation.
The Left parties leaders have also seen patriotism of the BJP losing its ground and the BJP leadership worshiping the corporate sector. The patriotism of the Desh Bhaktas is now limited to Reliance group and the Ambani brothers, the Left leaders said.
As both Sudhkar Reddy and Karat are key persons for the two Left parties at the national level, the issues that they have raised reflect their unrest about the existing political setup and their look out for alternative politics. It is for sure that the Left parties, unlike in 2014, are active in building the alternative at the national level. This time, they might align with the Congress to unseat the BJP and Narendra Modi, which they failed to do in 2014.
The four years of Modi’s dispensation had made these Left leaders to look at the Congress as lesser evil to align and claim that such an alternative is good for the people and the nation. If this is what they are planning at the national level for the next round of elections, the BJP will have tough time to retain the power, though there is no danger of losing it.