"Only in the post-poll situation, can such crucial issues be discussed and we cannot come to any conclusion before that. At this stage there is no use discussing it hypothetically," Bose, also the secretary of West Bengal CPI-M, said in Kolkata.
Replying to a persistent query that whether CPI-M would align with any other party, including the Congress, to keep BJP out of power, he reiterated that such crucial issues could be discussed and a conclusion reached only after seeing the post-poll situation.
On being asked about Defence Minister and senior Congress leader AK Antony's recent statement that the Left should support Congress in order to prove its secular credentials, Bose said, "I don't agree with what he has said and I won’t like to comment on that.”
On Modi he said, "I can say in a single word that if a situation takes place in which a Narendra Modi-like personality becomes the prime minister, then it will be disastrous for the country."
Terming BJP as a ‘threat to the country’, Bose also slammed the Congress. He said, "Although Congress may not be a declared communal party, it too has made compromises with communalism and had failed to prevent communal tensions in the country."
He felt that on the issue of economic policy, both the Congress and the BJP were on the same page and that the saffron party cannot revert to the neo-liberal policies pursued by the Congress.
Rather, he alleged, BJP was much favoured by the corporate lobby and it is also moving with its communal approach.


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