"Nothing more should be read into our participation" in the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Nehru organised by the Congress party, CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat said. Karat and senior party leader Sitaram Yechury attended the meet.
Besides them and Congress leaders including Sonia Gandhi, the event was also attended by Trinamool leader Mamata Banerjee, former Prime Minister and JD(S) Chief H D Deve Gowda, JD(U) President Sharad Yadav, CPI's D Raja and NCP General Secretary D P Tripathi.
Karat said he had attended the meeting since "our party recognises the enormous contribution of Nehru to the making of a secular Indian state and his role in establishing a parliamentary democratic system. This is a legacy we should all commemorate".
However, the CPI(M) leader made it clear that "the communists have been a critic of the decades of Congress rule after Independence. We have been consistent opponents of Congress rule".
His comments came in the backdrop of the presence of communists, socialists and even Mamata Banerjee at the Congress-sponsored conference that fuelled speculation about the emergence of an anti-communal platform against the BJP-led government at the Centre.

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