Proposal of 3rd alternative to be debated in party Congress : Manik

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Agartala, Mar 28 (UNI) To exert pressure on United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) would finalise the proposed secular alternative of both Congress and BJP in Coimbatore party congress to begin tomorrow.

Tripura Chief Minister and senior Politburo member Manik Sarkar told UNI that the left parties were frustrated over both Congress and BJP led alliances especially on the issues like price hike of essential commodities and policies against employment generation in public sectors including inclement towards privatisation.

"Besides, organisational discussion and political strategies, we shall thrash out the need of a third alternative in the Congress as well as to review the latest political scenario of the country in the light of Marxist thought," Mr Sarkar said.

He, however, stated that it was an imperative need to find a third alternative at the Centre after the failure of the Congress-led UPA alliance and the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA proviung to be a potential threat to the country's secular fabric.

Beside Mr Sarkar, as many as 42 others of the party would attend the party congress. Except Information, Cultural Affairs and Higher Education Minister Anil Sarkar, all other ministers of CPI-M fold have left for Coimbatore.

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