CPI (M) To Support 'Secular' Coalition

26 December 2014
Kashmir Life


Srinagar: The Politbureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Friday said that secular forces should form the government in Jammu and Kashmir. 'The BJP, which benefited from the polarization in the Jammu region, is trying to impose its political design in the formation of the government,' a party statement said hinting to support any coalition without BJP. 'This should be resisted in the interests of the unity of the state and safeguarding its special status,' the statement said. Party said that the formation of the government of Jammu & Kashmir has become complicated because of the nature of the result and a hung Assembly. 'It is imperative that a secular government is formed in Jammu & Kashmir and the secular forces should rise to the occasion keeping in mind the larger interests of the unity and integrity of our country,' party statement said. Communist Party of India (Marxist) has won one seat in the recently concluded Jammu and Kashmir elections. Its state secretary Yousuf Tarigami defeated his PDP rival in Kulgam assembly segment.