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Communal forces spreading religious intolerance: CPI

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

The today alleged that communal forces have spread religious intolerance in the country during BJP-led rule, endangering secularism.

"Communal and fascist forces have created an atmosphere of religious intolerance in the country under the patronage of BJP-led at the Centre," national secretary told reporters here.


To defend the Constitution and strengthen the basic principles enshrined in the of the land, the would observe the Republic Day on January 26 as 'Save Constitution Day', he said.

Ever since came to power at the Centre, these forces have been "spreading hatred" and putting secularism, a fundamental principle enshrined in the Constitution, in "jeopardy", alleged.

Accusing the of "sabotaging" the Constitution, the leader claimed that minorities and are being "targeted, attacked and killed as an atmosphere of terror" is being unleashed in the country.

The situation is worse in states ruled by BJP, he claimed.

Hitting out at Modi, alleged that parliamentary democracy is being denigrated as attempts are being made to run the administration in a manner akin to presidential or prime ministerial form of

On the other hand, people's mandate and democratic principles had been demolished by using Governors in states like Goa and Manipur, the leader alleged.

However, the is determined to launch a battle to defend the Constitution and strengthen the basic principles enshrined in the of the land, said Narayana, who attended the executive and state council meeting of CPI's Odisha unit which concluded here today.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 20:35 IST
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