New Delhi, Mar 19: Taking a sharp U-turn Prakash Karat, the CPI-M general secretary said his party would be open to talks with the Congress party to help support the formation of an alternative national government after the elections. His new revelation is of utmost importance as the Lok Sabha polls are nearing.
In an interview to a TV channel he said, "We can do business with them and ask them to support an alternative secular formation, it's possible- why not, I don't rule it out." "It's not a question of untouchability. We'll do business with all parties but that business will be circumscribed by the nature of the mandate," he added.
CPM is the leader behind the recently formed 'Third Front' an alliance formed by regional parties to counter India's two main parties Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The communist parties withdrew support to the Congress lead UPA in 2008 in protest against the civil nuclear deal India signed with United States.
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