"In this round of elections in Bengal, Kerala and other states, BJP is out of picture. That is what happened in Arunachal (Pradesh) and Uttarakhand and now they are targeting Himachal (Pradesh). They cannot get peoples' confidence and so they are subverting Constitution, he alleged.
    
He accused SAD-BJP alliance led Punjab government of ruining the state in its over nine-year stint. "The present Akali-BJP government has ruined the prosperity of the state. Punjab is the granary of whole India. It is being ruined," Yechury told reporters here today.
    
"We are very clear that priority here is to restore to Punjab a normal governance and policies that will bring back its prosperity which has been eroded," he said.
    
On alliance with any political party in view of 2017 Assembly polls in Punjab, Yechury said "we will discuss electoral tactics in our party committee first."
    
Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh had already said that his party was open to forge an alliance with "like-minded secular parties" for the 2017 assembly polls. He said he would meet the state party committee here and discuss preliminary preparations for forthcoming elections in
Punjab.

Yechury said a statue of late CPI(M) leader Harkishan Singh Surjeet will be installed here.

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