Will ensure defeat of communal forces: Yechury

Communist Part of India Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday launched a scathing attack on the BJP saying “where is the famed 56-inch chest when our jawans are being martyred daily in Kashmir”.

He was addressing a press conference in Jaipur.

He said his party, along with other secular forces, will ensure defeat of communal forces.

Yechury said the country’s unity is in danger and important institutions are being undermined. Minority communities and Dalits are being attacked in the BJP-ruled states, he said, adding that those who do not support the BJP are branded “anti-nationals”.

The senior CPI(M) leader also denounced the Modi government’s economic policies and alleged that the country’s economy was demolished in the last four years due to wrong policies. In the aftermath of demonetization, the rich got a chance to launder the money while the poor suffered, he added.

Yechury said his party will join hands with secular and like-minded parties to defeat BJP in the next general elections. “Our strategy is different for states and for the nation. “In West Bengal, our message is clear that Mamata hatao, Bengal bachao. However, for general elections we are willing to join hands and our motto is Modi hatao, desh bachao,” he said.

Yechury said CPI-M will be strengthened in Rajasthan and spread to regions where the party doesn’t have presence.

On Kerala violence, he said that the violence was unfortunate. “CPI-M is ready to talk to RSS and BJP and had invited them for table talks thrice,” he said.

Yechury took a meeting of the party office-bearers and apprised them about the resolutions passed in the party’s 22nd congress held in Hyderabad.

Yechury was also critical of what, he said, was an attempt to narrow down public places for holding protests. Yechury took a three-hour meeting of the CPI-M district party office-bearers.

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