RSS, BJP working towards Hindu rashtra: Yechury

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Thiruvananthapuram, March 24 (IANS) CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday accused the BJP and RSS of going ahead with their agenda of turning a secular India into a “Hindu rashtra” as well as violence and communal polarisation in some states.

He said both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh were targeting Communist Party of India-Marxist cadres in Kerala and Tripura since his party was the one consistently attacking their agenda of “Hindu rashtra”.

“They are engaged in working out communal polarisation and are also engaged in violence. We have been their target in Kerala for ages; and now they are working to see us out of power in Tripura and out of West Bengal… the issue is very serious…,” he said.

Yechury told the media here that the CPI-M will deal with the matter through democratic means.

He also accused the BJP of flouting all precedents in Parliament and holding parliamentary procedures in contempt.

“I have just been informed by my colleague in the Rajya Sabha that the government has decided to move the Finance Bill in the lower house today (Friday) after the private members bills.

“Such a thing has never happened before. The BJP has absolute contempt for parliamentary procedures. They are resorting to all this because they do not have the numbers in the upper house.”

The CPI-M leader said the situation in Uttar Pradesh was going from bad to worse ever since new Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had assumed office after the assembly elections.

“The RSS and other self-appointed vigilantes are taking law into their own hands and closing down slaughter houses. There is clear-cut law in the state on this aspect, but that’s not being followed ever since the new Chief Minister has assumed office,” the Left leader said.

Yechury said moral policing had also been taken up by forming ‘anti-Romeo squads’.

“Had the BJP announced Yogi Adityanath as their chief ministerial candidate before elections, they would not have come to power in Uttar Pradesh,” he said.

–IANS

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