BJP, RSS mixing communalism with Hindu Dharm for petty gains: CPI(M)

Sitaram Yechury alleged that Modi govt has failed on the economic front

Rohtak (Haryana)

CPI(M) today accused BJP and RSS of mixing communalism with the Hindu Dharm for "petty political gains", saying it is dangerous for the society.

CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury also alleged that the Modi government has failed on the economic front leading to drop in agricultural and industrial production.

"BJP and RSS are today mixing communalism with the Hindu Dharm for petty political gains which is dangerous for the society," he said while delivering a lecture here on the occasion of birth centenary of late CPI(M) chief Harkishan Singh Surjeet.

He said the freedom movement had defeated the hardcore ideology of communalism and RSS and that is why Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead by fanatic Nathu Ram Godse.

ALSO READ: BJP-RSS polarising voters in Bengal: Trinamool
"Today, RSS and its affiliates are trying to pose him (Godse) as a hero. This is unfortunate for the country," he said.

At present, the freedom of speech, writing and expression is under threat, the CPI(M) leader said.

The trio of anti-people economic policies, communalism and fascism were ruling the country today, he alleged.

"The Modi government has failed on the economic front and our economy is receding. Agricultural and industrial production is in the negative," Yechury said.

He also said the Modi government has surpassed the previous Manmohan Singh dispensation in allowing FDI in sectors like defence which, he claimed, is "dangerous" for the national security.

"The people of the country and the Left shall have to stop this from happening otherwise it would be disastrous for the people," he said.

On Surjeet, the CPI(M) General Secretary said in national politics Surjeet had specialised in the art of using contradictions of the ruling parties in favour of the masses and that is why he was called 'the Bhishm Pitamah' of politics.

Also Read

BJP will use anything to spread hatred: Sitaram Yechury

Patel agitation exposed BJP's claims on Gujarat model: Sitaram Yechury

PM has signalled Jaitley to resign: Sitaram Yechury

Govt 'inflating' growth rate by 'dubious' data: Sitaram Yechury

CPI(M) to launch protests against TMC, BJP in Bengal: Yechury

Locals downplay BJD-BJP slugfest over Paradeep refinery

ED summons Chhagan Bhujbal's son, seizes his passport in money laundering case

Need new work culture of completing projects before time: Modi

Development through democracy remains the biggest challenge: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Congress 'intolerant' towards mandate of people: Venkaiah Naidu

First Published: Feb 07 2016 | 7:22 PM IST