Allies not in agreement with Cong policies should quit UPA:CPM

Allies not in agreement with Cong policies should quit UPA:CPM

In a sharp dig aimed at Trinamool Congress, CPI-M today said those UPA allies who do not like the policies of the Congress, should quit the coalition.

"For the wise only a signal is enough," party leader Sitaram Yechury told reporters here when asked whether he meant that the allies should not protest when they are part of the government.
Yechury's remarks came in the backdrop of the DMK protest in the Rajya Sabha over the issue of Sri Lankan Tamils.

He said it was "disturbing" that those who are part of the government were disrupting the House.

"Government should not use ally to disrupt Parliament. It is disturbing," Yechury said.

The Trinamool Congress and the CPI(M) are arch rivals in West Bengal politics. The Trinamool has emerged as the most troublesome ally of the Congress in recent months objecting to almost all major decisions of the Congress-led coalition.

He dismissed as "speculation" whether the Left was ready to bail out the Congress in the event of allies like Trinamool Congress opt out of the ruling alliance. He said as long as SP and BSP are giving support, such eventuality will not arise.

He also saw no possibility of mid-term elections till the SP and BSP are with the government. The Left parties were outside supporters of UPA-I but they withdrew support on the issue of the Indo-US nuclear deal.

When asked whether there was any possibility of the Left parties supporting the Congress in the coming Rajya Sabha elections, Yechury said there have been instances earlier when the two parties have agreed on common candidates.