Ballia: Senior CPI leader Atul Kumar Anjaan on Friday said that claims of the 'Janata Parivar' of working for farmers' interest and opposing communal forces do not suit its leaders as they have "sided with the BJP for power in the past."
"Those who are following the footsteps of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his policies and have tasted fruits of success with the help of BJP in the past do not look good speaking about farmers' interest or opposing communal forces," Anjaan told media persons here.
"Though the unity among 'Janata Parivar' leaders is worth welcoming, Janata Dal (U) leader Nitesh Kumar is recourse in a lie," he said.
"Nitesh has given a call for dharna in Delhi on December 22 but in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, where their parties are at the helm, no step is being taken for farmers' interest," the leader said, adding, the governments in both the states are following the footsteps of Narendra Modi and pursuing the economic policies of BJP and Congress.
Referring to the eight-year alliance between JD(U) and BJP in Bihar, Anjaan said the talk about opposing communal forces does not suit the leaders of the Janata Parivar.
He also claimed that Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Deva Gowda "took BJP's help for making his son the chief minister".
"SP government provided all help for facilitating Sangh camp in Chitrakoot," he added.
When asked about West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerji's recent controversial comments, he said that the language being used by her is most "unbecoming" for a cultured person.