BJP follows RSS directions as it is RSS's political arm: CPIM

Hyderabad: Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said that the BJP was an extended political arm of the RSS and followed its directions.

"BJP is nothing but the political arm of the RSS and follows its guidance," Yechury told reporters here while commenting on the ongoing developments in the BJP.

"For BJP, it is the essential Hindutva hardcore agenda which was creating problems in the party and the party could not sideline any of the RSS directions," the CPI (M) leader claimed.

Without concentrating on burning issues like price rise, drought and other people's problems, the party (BJP) was "quarelling" over Jinnah and two-nation theory, the CPI (M) polit-buro member said.

On People's issues, on economic policies and on strategic relations with USA, between the BJP and Congress there is little difference, Yechury added.

Bureau Report