The CPI, an ally in the ruling LDF in Kerala, on Monday said the Left should take the initiative in uniting all those opposed to BJP, after Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan ruled out an alliance with the Congress.
"It's foolish to assume that to fight a common enemy in the BJP-RSS, there is no need of any ally. We feel it's our responsibility to unite all those who are opposed to the BJP-RSS and the Left should take the lead in this," CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran said while inaugurating the Kollam district conference of the party.
Even though the CPM and the CPI are allies in the ruling alliance, of late there have been serious differences of opinion between the two, with joining hands with the Congress being the latest. The CPI at the national level has already made its position clear, that they are ready for it.
Last week, the opinion of CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury was put to vote at its Central Committee meeting and was voted out, as the Prakash Karat faction led by the entire Kerala unit of the party wanted that there should be no alliance with the Congress.
"We can only wish that those who have taken a position against this, think about it (again)," Kanam said.
(With agency inputs)