Left joins Right,calls it national coalition

New Delhi: Politics makes strange bedfellows.On Friday,people woke up to photographs of dyed-in-the-wool Marxist Sitaram Yechury lending a hand to sentinel of saffron politics Murli Manohar Joshi,both protesting UPA-IIs decision allowing FDI in multi-brand retail,making many wonder if the twain have began to tango.
Yechury said,Left and BJP remain as antagonistic as ever.Our differences are ideological and historical. CPM general secretary Prakash Karat blamed the new theory on Congresss dirty tricks department and laughed it off.
He said the coming together of Left and BJP leaders at Jantar Mantar was at the invitation of a national association of traders organizations.Karat asked why should Left keep away from such neutral platforms.In the past,Karat said,he has himself shared stage with the BJP leaders on dalit issues.