Jaipur: The CPI on Saturday said that there was hardly any difference between Congress and BJP, as leaders of both the parties were "in jail or out on bail", and the country needs another alternative.

"The country needs alternative of Congress and BJP because there is no difference between both the parties whose some of their leaders were in jail or on bail," CPI general secretary A B Bardhan said here.

Bardhan called upon the left parties to come together and unite against communal forces in the country.

"Our target is to struggle against communal forces and all left parties needs to be strengthened," he said during inauguration of 'Kumaranand Bhawan', which will house the party's state office.

Targeting BJP, Bardhan said that besides corruption, the party's morally values have degraded.

"The incident of three Karnataka ministers watching obscene video in the Assembly shows that moral values in BJP have degraded," he said.

The state Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot was also present at the function, and also criticised BJP's approach over communalism while underlining the importance of secular democracy.

The BJP has always worked to light fire in the country and the Congress worked to douse it, Gehlot said.

Gehlot remembered renowned freedom fighter and revolutionary Swami Kumaranand and said that his life and character will always inspire the new generation.