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Yechury slams BJP for supporting vigilantists

Press Trust of India  |  Dhanbad (Jharkhand) 

today alleged that was supporting vigilantist groups for "communal polarization" with an aim to divert resentment of people against economic decisions taken by the

Addressing a public meeting at ground here, Yechury said was apprehensive that resentment of people against economic decisions might take shape of a national agitation against the

So it is promoting vigilantist groups harassing people in the name of 'Gau Raksha' and 'Romeo squad' to divert attention from real issues the country was facing, he alleged.

was accompanied by Politburo member to attend conference of unit of the party.

Yechury said had strongly opposed in retail sector when had brought the bill but, when the saffron party came in power it has passed the legislation.

He also charged that leaders of opposition parties were harassed by trumping false corruption charges but, at the same time inquiry is not being conducted against ruling party leaders and his family members.

"Why the PM is mum on charges against son while he is claiming himself Chaukidar of country"?, he questioned.

Yechury accused the BJP-led government of trying to destablise Left-ruled Kerala and state governments as is only opposition party which is resisting wrong policy of central government.

"There are 100 MPs of BJP who came from Cong. Had not they joined BJP, the saffron party would have never been in the power", he said.

Politburo member and state secretary also addressed the public meeting.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 20:30 IST