Patna: Just a couple of days after Communist Party of India - Marxist leader Sitaram Yechuri expressed his desire to join hands with the Rashtriya Janata Dal-led Grand Alliance in Bihar provided the RJD offered his party a 'sweet deal', another communist party made the same offer to Lalu Prasad Yadav's party essentially repeating Yechuri's offer to rid the nation from what he called 'Modishahi,', or Modi the Autocrat.
CPI-ML General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya, at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, ruled out any truck with Janata Dal – U leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saying he was a 'spent force' but he was willing to form alliance with Lalu-led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in an attempt to stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi from winning another term.
"Narendra Modi is the greatest threat to our nation and to our constitution and therefore, it is the responsibility to all left parties to come together with other non-NDA parties to rid the nation from 'Modishahi'," he said.
Calling Nitish Kumar a 'spent force, Bhattacharya, who earlier met with ailing RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav who is out on a provisional bail, said there was no need to talk to him because he was not trustworthy anymore.
"He used to have a great reputation but he destroyed it by going back to the BJP. His frequent acrobatics may work in sports but not in politics," he said.
The CPI-ML leader praised the RJD saying it was, like the left parties, the only party that was against the Modi regime from the very beginning and his party was not averse to forming an alliance with it to 'defeat the communal forces'.
Bhattacharya also laid out his party's agenda for the month of June starting with a protest rally at all levels until June 20, followed by party's women rallying against the NDA government on June 22 and then ending the month with 'Rasta Roko', or block the road, campaign on June 23.