Alliance Not Possible Before 2019 Polls: Sitaram Yechury


New Delhi: CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday ruled out the possibility of formation of a grand opposition alliance at the national level before 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Yechury said that such a formation can only be made after the results of the Lok Sabha elections are announced.

“It is my feeling that in India it is not possible for any grand alliance (Mahagathbandhan) to be formed before the elections. Because we are country of diversity”, he told reporters.

“This time also you will see the same thing as had happened in 1996 when United Front government was formed and in 2004 when the UPA-1 government was installed,” he said.
Yechury said the people of the country want to get rid of the “anti-people government” at the Center but an “alternative secular democratic government” can be formed after the Lok Sabha poll.

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