`JD(U) walked out of NDA due to irresolvable contradictions`

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 16:19

New Delhi: With the Nitish Kumar government winning the confidence vote in Bihar, CPI(M) on Thursday said JD(U)`s decision to walk out of NDA was due to its "irresolvable contradictions" with the BJP.

"The BJP, acting as the political arm of the RSS, has chosen to consolidate its own social following by projecting Narendra Modi with all its consequent implications of aggressively pursuing the hardcore Hindutva agenda.

"The more the BJP seeks to consolidate itself on these lines, the lesser is its capacity to draw allies in order to muster required numbers following the next general elections to form a government. This irresolvable contradiction itself contributes to the current political churning process," senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said.

Observing it was "ironical" that L K Advani was being projected as the "moderate and liberal face of the BJP", he said it was his `rath yatra` that "left behind a bloody trail of communal riots and had sharpened communal polarisation to dangerous levels, grievously threatening secular democratic foundations of the Indian Republic", leading to the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992.
However, Yechury pointed out that developments like JD(U) walking out of NDA, internal dissensions in BJP over Modi and UPA government being reduced to a minority, were completely alienated from the miseries of the majority of the people.

UPA-II has been reduced to a minority, bereft of all major Congress allies barring NCP, with its survival "crucially dependent" on outside support of SP and BSP.

Similarly, BJP-led NDA has been left only with two allies - Shiv Sena and Akali Dal, he said in an editorial in the next issue of CPI(M) organ `People`s Democracy`.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 16:19

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