Prakash Karat says people voted back Congress for a stable government

June 23rd, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Prakash Karat has said the Congress party won the recently held general elections as a result of people’s concern for a stable and secular government.

Talking to reporters here on Monday, Karat said, “Congress party’s success is mainly due to the fact that people were concerned having a stable and secular government in the center. The divisive communal politics of the BJP was rejected by the people and this was to the benefit of the Congress party.”

Karat also accepted that the Third Front failed to create a viable and credible alternative to the alliances led by the Congress and the BJP.

“We failed to create an alliance at national level, which was viable and credible. We have recognised that,” he added.

Once seen as vital for any national coalition building, communist parties were left badly bruised in the general election, losing even in West Bengal, which they have ruled for more than three decades. (ANI)

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