Left will have to support to stop ‘communal’ BJP: Congress

Left will have to support to stop ‘communal’ BJP: Congress
PTI
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First Published: Sat, May 16 2009. 09 22 AM IST
Updated: Sat, May 16 2009. 09 22 AM IST
New Delhi: Playing the secular card, Congress on Saturday said the Left parties will have to extend their support to it to form the government if the “danger” of “communal and divisive politics” of BJP is to be averted.
“Everybody understands that if there is a danger it is from BJP due to their communal and divisive politics...If government of ‘aam admi’ has to be formed in the country, support will have to be extended whether by the Left or some one else,” Congress general secretary B K Hariprasad said.
Asked about the possibility of Left supporting the Congress, he said that the Communist parties had supported it even in 2004.
With initial trends giving UPA an edge, Congress sounded confident of forming a government with support of some other parties.
“Trends are quite encouraging and supporting. We are confident that we will get to higher numbers. If at all we fall short, our friends are waiting...There had been moves (to enlist support) here and there,” senior party leader Oscar Fernandes said.
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First Published: Sat, May 16 2009. 09 22 AM IST
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