CPM asks non-Cong parties to come together to thwart RSS, BJP

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 17:18

New Delhi: CPI(M) on Thursday asked all non- Congress parties to get together to thwart RSS-BJP from their "frantic bid" to gain power through communal polarisation and exploiting the "popular discontent" against the UPA-II government.

"The growing popular discontent amongst our people must be so mobilised that it finds an expression in a non-Congress, anti-BJP political alternative that shall pursue an alternative policy direction for the country which will provide the much-needed relief to the people and steer the country on a sustainable path of economic development and progress," senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury has said.

In an editorial in the forthcoming issue of party organ `People`s Democracy`, he said BJP was attempting to "re- polarise and further divide the people on communal lines hoping that this would help it electorally. A crass effort of practicing vote bank politics for consolidating the majority vote bank."

Noting that RSS-BJP were making "desperate efforts...In their frantic bid to form a government in the post-2014 general elections," Yechury said in order to achieve this, the combine "seems to be using all the weapons in their arsenal."

"Their success will only herald the beginning of efforts to completely negate and undermine the secular democratic Indian Republic as we know of it today. This cannot be permitted."
He said the "RSS-BJP combine of communal forces cannot be allowed to exploit the growing popular discontent arising out of the anti-people policies of the current UPA-II government to achieve their objective."
The CPI(M) leader warned that the "mainstay" of the RSS- BJP combine`s "arsenal" was "sharpening of communal polarisation by creating antagonistic divisions between the religious majority and the minorities particularly against the Muslims with all its gory consequences of communal riots, bloodshed and mayhem."

PTI

First Published: Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 17:18

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