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CPM to consider tie-up with Cong for LB elections in AP

Written by: Staff

Vijayawada, May 15 (UNI) The CPI(M) in Andhra Pradesh will consider a tie-up with the ruling Congress if it comes forward to contest in the coming Local Body (LB) elections in the state.

Informing this to reporters here, party state secretary B V Raghavulu, however, made it clear that there was no proposal to have an alliance either with the TDP, BJP or the TRS in the coming panchayatraj elections.

He said the party would contest in strongholds and places where it had undertaken agitations for the people's issues and try to strengthen the party in the local body elections. The party was concentrating to gain Nalgonda and Khammam zilla parishads, he added.

The CPI(M) would undertake padayatras at mandal level from May 25 to 30 to press the state government to empower more powers to panchayatraj bodies.

He said the two-day state-level meet of the party concluded here today adopted a 15-point charter of demands to be presented to the state government.

The demands, include setting up a comprehensive development commission for overall state-level development, withdrawal of the proposed special adjustment loan from the World Bank, empowering more powers to panchayatraj bodies, setting up of special task force for land distribution to landless besides comprehensive legislation for the welfare of the unorganised workers.


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