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Modi`s rise represents `unalloyed communal agenda`: CPI(M)

Last Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 19:03

New Delhi: Taking potshots at BJP over the recent developments within that party, the CPI(M) on Thursday said Narendra Modi`s rise represented an "unalloyed communal agenda" combined with advocacy of corporate and big business interests.

The resignation of LK Advani and his subsequent retreat had brought out "conflicts and contradictions into the open", within RSS, BJP as well as NDA, it said.

"The progenitor of the Hindutva`s political agenda is at odds with the upstart who seeks to usurp the former`s position," senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said in an editorial in the latest issue of party organ `People`s Democracy`.

"There is the conflict between the RSS and its swayamsewak par excellence that Advani personified till 2005. There is also the contradiction within the NDA -- between the BJP and the JD(U) -- on the question of Modi."

"If the JD(U) finally quits the NDA, it will become an alliance of three parties which share a common communal outlook -- the BJP, the Shiv Sena and the Akali Dal," he said.

Yechury said, "The rise of Modi as the leader for the election battle also symbolises what the BJP stands for today -- an unalloyed communal agenda combined with advocacy of corporate and big business interests."

Maintaining that Modi "presided over the worst pogrom against Muslims in independent India", he said since then, he has become "the darling of big business by putting his government at their service."

All major big business houses -- Ambani brothers, Tatas, Birlas, Adani and Essar -- have "profited immensely in Gujarat where land and other resources of the state has been placed at their disposal", Yechury said.

"Modi, thus, represents a mix of virulent Hindutva and big business interests which is the recipe for the rightwing authoritarianism known as the Gujarat model of development," he said.

He observed that despite Advani`s protest, "the BJP is set on a course of transition of leadership."


First Published: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 19:03
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