CPI (M) to decide on alliance with Congress in its state executive meeting

The CPI (M) leaders are angry with the Congress party for going back on its promise of seat sharing. CPI (M) state president Thammineni Veerabhadram has said they were holding state executive meetings on October 31 and November 1, where they would be taking a final decision.

According to him, the Congress party denied them the Bhadrachalam and Palair constituencies. Instead, they promised to give Miryalaguda and Wyra. Now, they are going back on their promise of offering one seat anywhere in Hyderabad city. Mr Veerabhadram said they had agreed on two seats though they were capable of winning some more seats. The CPI was given Kothagudem and Chennur constituencies with which the party leaders are contended. However, the CPI (M) is not happy with the attitude of Congress party leadership.

“We cannot go on acting at the behest of the Congress leaders’ dictates. We are also talking with the CPI leaders on the attitude of the Congress party,” Mr Veerabhadram said. He said they are giving two days time for the Congress party to decide on their promise to give Mirayalaguda and Wyra seats to CPI (M) or the party would take a decision to go alone in the ensuing assembly elections.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao