Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPI (M) general secretary, Sitaram Yechury on Friday gave a clarion to all secular parties to unite against BJP.

Yechury, who arrived in Bhubaneswar on a two-day Odisha visit, stated that though CPM will not share the same platform with Congress, it will urge all anti-BJP forces to fight together.

When asked whether the party will enter into an alliance or seat sharing agreement with Odisha's ruling party, BJD for the 2019 elections, Yechury said, “We are in good terms with Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and we want BJD to come forward to stop BJP.”

Yechury further stated that whatever strategy is made, it will be decided by the Odisha CPM Committee.

“People in the country are burdened because of wrong economic policies of the BJP government at the Centre. Farmer suicides and unemployment have also increased under its regime,” said Yechury.

The CPM general secretary further stated that BJP is indulged in polarisation of votes which has now emerged as a major threat to the democracy as several institutions including the Judiciary, Parliament and the Election Commission of India are under attack.