NEW DELHI(PTI): CPI(M) on Sunday accused BJP and RSS of mixing communalism with the Hindu Dharm for “petty political gains”, saying it is dangerous for the society.
CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury also alleged that the Modi government has failed on the economic front leading to drop in agricultural and industrial production. “BJP and RSS are today mixing communalism with the Hindu Dharm for petty political gains which is dangerous for the society,” he said while delivering a lecture here on the occasion of birth centenary of late CPI(M) chief Harkishan Singh Surjeet. He said the freedom movement had defeated the hardcore ideology of communalism and RSS and that is why Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead by fanatic Nathu Ram Godse.
“Today, RSS and its affiliates are trying to pose him (Godse) as a hero. This is unfortunate for the country,” he said. At present, the freedom of speech, writing and expression is under threat, the CPI(M) leader said. The trio of anti-people economic policies, communalism and fascism were ruling the country today, he alleged.
“The Modi government has failed on the economic front and our economy is receding. Agricultural and industrial production is in the negative,” Yechury said. He also said the Modi government has surpassed the previous Manmohan Singh dispensation in allowing FDI in sectors like defence which, he claimed, is “dangerous” for the national security.
“The people of the country and the Left shall have to stop this from happening otherwise it would be disastrous for the people,” he said. On Surjeet, the CPI(M) General Secretary said in national politics Surjeet had specialised in the art of using contradictions of the ruling parties in favour of the masses and that is why he was called ‘the Bhishm Pitamah’ of politics.