“CPI-M is working on a formula for alliance with regional parties ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, besides unity among Left parties,” Karat told reporters in Dhanbad.

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"Actual position will be clear in the near future," the Rajya Sabha MP said.
    
She said that the CPI-M would hold discussions with an open mind for an alliance at least in Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal.
    
On being asked about a Left party allying with political parties like AIADMK, Karat said that its chief Jayalalithaa had not been indicted by any court on the issue of corruption.
    
She claimed that if fair elections are held in West Bengal, the Left would repeat its 2004 performance in the Lok Sabha polls.
    
She urged the Election Commission to keep a special watch on West Bengal during the elections, alleging that Trinamool Congress might rig them.
    
The CPI-M also leader hailed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for providing a job to the father of a rape victim of West Bengal.
    
She criticized Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for rapes in West Bengal.

(Agencies)

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