GUWAHATI, May 4 � The Communist Party of India (CPI) is hopeful of achieving greater coordination and unity among Left and non-Congress, non-BJP forces in the run-up to next year�s Assembly polls in Assam.
CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy told reporters here today that the party�s State committee will formulate a strategy to be adopted in the run-up to the polls.
�We are for a united struggle of all Left and democratic forces,� he said.
Asked about the possibility of formal seat-sharing with other parties, he said the Assam unit will discuss the matter and make recommendations.
To a question if the party is ready to align with the Congress to defeat the BJP, Reddy said, �the Congress party�s corruption and neo-liberal policies brought the BJP to power.�
Admitting that the CPI has lost its base in Assam in recent years, Reddy said that an effort will be made to strengthen the party�s organisational base in the State.
The CPI is organising a nationwide �Jail Bharo� agitation against the BJP-led NDA government�s Land Acquisition Ordinance on May 14.
In Assam, the party activists will stage blockade of National Highways in all the districts on that day.
Reddy said that the Narendra Modi government has made a concerted effort to amend labour laws and reduce budgetary allocations for social projects.
�There is a need to fight against the NDA government�s pro-corporate and communal policies,� he said.
The party is expecting around three to five lakh people to participate in the nationwide May 14 agitation.