CPI(M) to evolve anti-Cong, anti-BJP front

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Hyderabad, Oct 7 (UNI) CPI(M) National General Secretary Prakash Karat today said his party will strive to evolve a 'secular front', comprising non-Congress, non-BJP parties, at national level and work for the defeat of the ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh.

Addressing the press here ahead of the crucial party Central Committee meeting in Kolkata from October 12 to 14, he said, ''we will go to the people with the slogan 'Defeat the Congress and reject the BJP'.'' Stating both the CPI and CPI(M) shared a similar view on the political situation in the country, he said, ''we will work for forging a front to defeat both the Congress and the BJP at the national level in the next elections.'' Mr Karat, who was here along with Party Politbureau Member Sitaram Yechury to attend the two-day State Committee meet to decide the party's poll strategy for the 2009 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, said, ''My party will strive for ousting the Congress from power in the State.'' Parrying questions on electoral understanding with other parties in the State, he said, ''let me first report to the Central Committee about the views of the State Committee on the issue.

''A decision on alliances will be taken at the Central Committee meeting,'' he said.

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