Will be with DMK in Tamil Nadu for Lok Sabha elections: Sitaram Yechury

CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said the situation in Tripura was such that a free and fair election was not possible. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Nov 13, 2018, 06.08 PM (IST)

CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday met DMK chief MK Stalin at his residence in Chennai. After the meeting, Yechury told media that the CPI(M) will extend support to DMK in Tamil Nadu for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. 

"We have decided today that in Tamil Nadu we will be with the DMK in the forthcoming elections," Yechury said. 

"We are together on the issue of saving the unity, integrity and harmony of the people of India and the country's constitutional institutions," he added.

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Last month, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury announced that the party's agenda in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls was to maximise the anti-BJP votes in the country.

He added that the party will work to defeat the saffron party in states where it will be in a direct fight with the Congress. 

The Left party would, however, have no alliance with the Congress, he noted, adding that it will support regional parties which were not in the government and were opposed to the BJP.

Citing examples, he said the Left party will support the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party alliance in Uttar Pradesh, the Rashtriya Janata Dal and other secular forces in Bihar, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Maharashtra, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in Tamil Nadu and other like-minded parties in different states, news agency PTI reported. 

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Last month, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury announced that the party's agenda in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls was to maximise the anti-BJP votes in the country.