"What we have been saying all along is that people are looking for relief. They want relief from burdens that are being imposed on them. They are disgusted in the manner in which public resources are being looted, they are fed up with rampant corruption. They are looking for an alternative," Yechury said on the sidelines of a party function in Chandigarh. (Agencies)
"What we believe is people want that kind of alternative that will follow policies that will provide them relief. So, an alternative merely to cobble up majority is not what people want," he asserted.
On being asked if he sees emergence of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which the people of Delhi had voted as an alternative, as a threat to them, he said that such an alternative, which does not make its stand clear on crucial policies may run only for some time.
"So far they (AAP) are not clear on policies. Okay, they are against corruption, which is our fight too," he said, claiming that the AAP does not have a clear stand on several issues including economic policies being followed in this country and on communalism.
On AAP accusing BJP leaders Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley of trying to topple the Kejriwal government in Delhi, Yechury said that the party is in power in Delhi, with the state government having its own intelligence apparatus and they can probe the whole the issue.
Though BJP has dismissed the speculation on the emergence of a third front, Yechury said that coming together of various non-BJP, non-Congress outfits is going to have ’very good impact’.
The AIADMK on Monday worked out an alliance with the CPI-M to fight the Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu.
"It is going to have a very good impact. This sort of coming together of various non-BJP, non-Congress political parties, which are mainly regional parties, but very powerful in their regions as they are heading the state governments there, is good," Yechury said.
On being asked why efforts to form such fronts are made close to the elections, Yechruy felt that there is nothing wrong in this.
"If we have to change policies in this country, it will depend on who forms the next government," he said.
On the forthcoming Parliament session, he felt that 12 days of work would not be able to do justice to the 39 legislations.
"We have 39 legislations, with 12 days of work. It is impossible. We told the government that you choose those which are priority, we will debate and we will fully cooperate on these," he said.
Referring to the Telangana issue, Yechury felt that disruptions in Parliament proceedings are bound to happen, with ruling Congress leaders supporting as well as opposing the formation of Telangana.
"This problem Congress will have to solve. First let them set their own house in order, how will this session run. Their people will run towards the Well (on Telangana) and disrupt the proceedings," he said.
On Tuesday's meeting of leaders of Parliamentary Parties of various non-Congress, non-BJP in Parliament, he said that since the Parliament session will be the last before the April-May Lok Sabha polls, efforts will be on to ensure that all pending legislations for peoples welfare are prioritized and passed.
On being asked about their strategy in Punjab for the Lok Sabha polls, he said that they have a tie-up with Manpreet Singh Badal-led People's Party of Punjab and they can have understanding with like-mined outfits.
Senior CPM leader Nilotpal Basu and party's state leaders from Punjab and Haryana took part in the function.
"What we have been saying all along is that people are looking for relief. They want relief from burdens that are being imposed on them. They are disgusted in the manner in which public resources are being looted, they are fed up with rampant corruption. They are looking for an alternative," Yechury said on the sidelines of a party function in Chandigarh.