‘Congress not averse to ties with CPI(M) in Kerala’
They must stop violence: KPCC chief
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.