Nothing wrong in tying up with CPM to stop BJP: Chennithala
Even as the Congress and the Communist party of India Marxist (CPM) continue to trade charges of secret deal with the BJP, Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has said that there is nothing wrong in joining hands with the Communists to keep the BJP at bay.
A Congress-CPM tie-up in the national level is still relevant, Chennithala said. He was quick to add that there was no necessity of such an arrangement in Kerala now.
There is nothing new in forging an alliance with the CPM to stop the BJP. We have done it before: Ramesh Chennithala
Addressing media persons at Malappuram, Chennithala also said that BJP is far more dangerous than the CPM. He also dismissed CPM leader Pinarayi Vijayan's allegation that the Congress had a secret deal with the BJP. In reply, the Congress leader alleged that CPM was trying to strike a deal with the Bharat Dharma Jana Sena, a partner of the BJP.
There was nothing new in forging an alliance with the CPM to stop the BJP. Both parties have done it before. But in Kerala the Congress-led United Democratic Front is powerful enough to stop the BJP, Chennithala said.