Karat refuses alliance with UPA after general elections

July 31st, 2008 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI  

Bahujan Samaj Party

New Delhi , July 31(ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI-M) General Secretary Prakash Karat today refused any possibility of any party alliance with the United Progressive Alliance even after general elections due next year.

He said: It is all over with the Congress. We will not go with the Congress-led UPA even after next polls.

Karat also made it clear that Bahujan Samaj Party Chief Mayawati was not their prime ministerial candidate for the coming polls.

He said: “Our current relationship with the BSP is an electoral adjustment.”

He stressed that the current alignment was not a third alternative and that the third alternative would be based on the Common Minimum Programme.

The Left parties withdrew its support to the UPA government over Indo-US nuclear deal.

The general elections to the 15th Lok Sabha are scheduled for May 2009. (ANI)

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