CPI (M) being targeted for opposing ‘Hindutva ideology’: Karat

New Delhi, Feb. 15 (ANI): Taking potshots at the BJP-led government over the threat call received late last night at his party’s office in Delhi, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Prakash Karat on Monday alleged that they are being targeted for opposing the imposition of ‘Hindutva ideology’ in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

Karat, who would be visiting the JNU campus to express solidarity with the protesting students, further said that they were not perturbed by some unwarranted elements imposing the label of ‘anti-national’ on the CPI(M).

“This is in response to our party’s firm stand against the attack on the students union in JNU, against the student community in JNU, against the imposition of the Hindutva ideology on the campuses sponsored by the government. So, obviously those forces are angry with us and this is what they are trying to do to our office,” he told ANI.

“We are prepared to face all this, we are not worried about being labelled anti-national or something,” Karat added.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police today said that they have got a written complaint regarding the threat call received late last night at the CPI (M) office in the national capital, adding that legal action would be initiated accordingly.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Jatin Narwal said the calls were as per information received at the landline of the CPI (M) office in Delhi.

“There were three calls made. The name of the leader, Sitaram Yechury, was also taken by the caller. We have got a written complaint and we are acting accordingly. The number has also been disclosed to us. We will be taking legal action now,” Narwal told ANI here.

The Delhi office of the CPI (M) allegedly received calls late on Sunday night, threatening party general secretary Sitaram Yechury for supporting the students’ protests at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) against the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack accused Afzal Guru.

According to reports, the police has put the call on surveillance.

Yechury, who has been critical of the government’s crackdown on the protesting JNU students, had earlier alleged that the BJP was trying to carry forward the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s ideology.

The CPI (M) leader has also demanded that JNU student’s union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who is presently in police custody, after being arrested on charges of sedition be released immediately. (ANI)

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