The Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Sudhakar Reddy has hit out at Centre for attacking Opposition just ahead of the presidential election.

“In the last two months just ahead of presidential election, selective attacks have been launched against Opposition parties. what is the need for such attacks?”, he asked.

He also spoke out on ongoing spat between RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.

“Nitish has asked RJD to come clean. But how to come clean? That can be done only by courts and that would take time,” Reddy said.

He added that he was not sure if Lalu-Nitish spat will lead to a break-up of the Grand Alliance.

“I don’t know if the spat would have an impact on ‘Mahagathbandhan’. We can’t say what developments would take place in Bihar as JDU has not threatened to break the alliance as of now,” he said.

Talking about possibility of a ‘Mahagathbandhan’ at national level, Reddy said that some joint action might be planned on some issues in future, but no proposal was in effect as of now.