CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury alleged on Thursday that the Uttar Pradesh administration was shielding the accused and harassing the innocent in the Bulandshahr violence case, and the government itself was the biggest threat to the country's unity and integrity.
Participating in a march by Left parties on the 26th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, Yechury alleged that the RSS and the BJP were destroying the secular fabric of the country.
Yechury said the ruling BJP was silent on the temple issue for four years but raked it up again with an eye on elections.
"The BJP and RSS have systematically raised the temple issue. Their agenda is to garner votes by playing the communal card. This will destroy secular, democratic fabric of the country," the Left leader claimed.
Accusing the BJP of creating a frenzy to bring an ordinance on the temple issue, he said that they were violating the Supreme Court order in the Ayodhya case.
Five left parties - CPI(M), CPI, All India Forward Bloc, RSP and CPI (ML)-Liberation - observed December 6 as 'Defend the Constitution and Secularism Day' and held joint demonstrations and meetings on Thursday.
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