Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Friday urged the Left parties in India to cooperate with the Congress leadership at the national level to fight together against the "wrong" policies of the BJP-led Union government.
"At the national level, are we going to oppose the BJP as a united front or will the CPI(M) keep BJP and Congress at the same distance?" he asked at a public meeting organised by the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF).
"If they are sincere in the fight against the BJP and its anti-people policies, they have to cooperate with the leadership of Congress at the national level and fight together against the BJP's misrule and divisive policies," he added.
Criticising Kerala's CPI (M)-led LDF government, the former prime minister said under the Pinaryi Vijayan-led government, "rule of law has crumbled, women in the state do not feel safe and economic progress is slow".
(With PTI inputs)