CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat on Sunday alleged the BJP could never be the alternative to the Congress for the 2014 elections as the saffron party wants to take forward the "models" of 2002 Gujarat riots and pro-American policies.
"The BJP says that it is the alternative of the Congress, which is untrue, because it will implement the 'Gujarat model', carrying forward pro-American policies (and) 2002 communal riots, which were state-sponsored.
On economic policies, Karat further alleged, the BJP was no different from the Congress.
"The BJP had supported a bill in Parliament allowing the big industrialists to open banks and the RBI," Karat said.
Every government since 1991 had followed the liberalisation policy, helping capitalists and foreign companies, he said.