24 September, 2020

‘Corporates Will Back Anyone Who Can Ease Profiteering’

The Rajya Sabha MP and CPI(M) politburo member on the state of politics today

Tribhuvan Tiwari
‘Corporates Will Back Anyone Who Can Ease Profiteering’
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At a time when Narendra Modi is making his presence felt from New Delhi to Cal­cutta and the talk of a non-Congress, non-BJP front has also taken off, the Left, once central to any such initiative, appears to be a non-player. Saba Naqvi and Panini Anand spoke to Rajya Sabha MP and CPI(M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury about the state of politics today and the Left’s scope for action. Excerpts:

How do you read the state of politics  today and the Left’s role in it?

The country needs a non-BJP, non-Congress alternative. But past experience shows that such alternatives are often formed just for the sake of coming into office. So that’s not going to help unless we have an alternative policy proposal. That is why we are saying we are going to join hands only on the basis of a programme. We know this is a very difficult job. There are inconsistencies in many regional parties but I have not lost hope because there is tremendous discontent...

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