‘Congress not averse to ties with CPI(M) in Ker­ala’

They must stop vi­o­lence: KPCC chief

The Hindu - - SOUTH - Staff Re­porter

Ker­ala Pradesh Congress Com­mit­tee (KPCC) pres­i­dent Mul­lap­pally Ra­machan­dran has said that the Congress is not averse to strik­ing a po­lit­i­cal deal with the CPI(M) in Ker­ala.

“We are will­ing to join hands with the CPI(M) in the fight against fas­cism and com­mu­nal­ism. But there is one con­di­tion: they should stop vi­o­lence first,” Mr. Ra­machan­dran said here on Sun­day.

The Congress ‘Janamaha Ya­tra’ led by Mr. Ra­machan­dran was given a re­cep­tion here. The KPCC leader said that end­ing pol­i­tics of vi­o­lence was the only pre-con­di­tion for strik­ing a deal with the CPI(M) even in Ker­ala.

Mr. Ra­machan­dran ac­cused the CPI(M) of fan­ning pol­i­tics of com­mu­nal­ism and vi­o­lence by play­ing sec­ond fid­dle to the BJP. “The CPI(M) is not ready to take on the BJP. It is afraid of the BJP,” he said.

The ‘ya­tra’ passed through Perinthal­manna, Koot­ti­lan­gadi, Malappuram, Ven­gara, Chem­mad and Tanalur. It will be given re­cep­tions at Tirunavaya, Kut­tip­pu­ram, Maranch­ery and Edap­pal be­fore en­ter­ing Palakkad dis­trict on Mon­day.

Mul­lap­pally Ra­machan­dran

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