Times of India
NEW DELHI, Jul 31: CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat on Thursday made it clear that BSP chief Mayawati was not their PM candidate for the coming polls. "Our current relationship with the BSP is an electoral adjustment," Karat said.
He also stated that the current alignment was not a third alternative and added that the third alternative would be based on the Common Minimum Programme.
The CPM general secretary also ruled out any chance of a post-poll alliance with the UPA. "Post-poll 2009, there will be no tie-up with the UPA, come what may", Karat emphasised.