"The PM can use any language he wants, but he himself, nor his party or government can tolerate any kind of questioning of policies. Anybody who questions him or his policies is either branded anti-national or an urban Maoist," alleged Karat.
D Raja, CPI national secretary, said the prime Minister should first explain who is an urban Maoist.
"Let him name urban Maoists. Modi and his team cannot stomach any criticism. Those who criticise Modi government's works, they become target of the BJP," he said.
Raja claimed Modi avoided real issues and concerns of people by raising unrealistic issues in public domain.
Elections to the 90-member Chhattisgarh assembly will be held in two phases on November 12 and November 20.
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