Left parties are Pandavas who will defeat BJP's Kauravas in political battle: CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury

The CPI(M), CPI, RSP, Forward Bloc and the CPI(ML) held the protest on the Parliament Street here and accused the BJP of unleashing a "politics of violence" for garnering votes.

Published: 24th July 2018 08:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th July 2018 08:28 PM   |  A+A-

Communist Party of India Marxist CPI M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and others attend the Left parties protest rally in New Delhi. (Photo | PTI)

Communist Party of India Marxist CPI M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and others attend the Left parties protest rally in New Delhi. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Five Left parties, which organised a protest in the national capital today against the incidents of lynching across the country and "murder of democracy", are like the Pandavas and they would defeat the BJP's Kauravas in the political battle, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury claimed.

The CPI(M), CPI, RSP, Forward Bloc and the CPI(ML) held the protest on the Parliament Street here and accused the BJP of unleashing a "politics of violence" for garnering votes.

"The five Left parties are five Pandavas... How many people remember the names of all the Kauravas... most people remember only two names, Duryodhan and Dushashan who led the Kauravas.

"Today the 'kaurav sena' of the BJP is being led by Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. The five Pandavas will defeat the BJP's Kauravas in the political battle. Time has come, we will rally people to defeat the BJP," Yechury said at the gathering.

He alleged that the government's move to set up a committee to curb mob violence and lynching is just an "eyewash" and that the BJP dispensation at the centre was playing the "worst vote-bank politics" targeting Muslims and Dalits and trying to consolidate the Hindutva vote bank.

Tripura's former chief minister Manik Sarkar, who also addressed the gathering, alleged that ever since the BJP-IPFT government came to power in the state, the Left and democratic mass organisations have been the target of violence perpetrated by the RSS and BJP.

West Bengal Left Front chairman Biman Bose, who was also present at the protest, alleged that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in the state has intensified its attack on the Left ever since it come to power.

"Mamata Banerjee and her party masquerade as democrats claiming to fight the BJP-RSS, but in reality they are on the same path," Bose claimed.

Both the Left parties and the TMC held their respective protest against lynching and hate politics facing in other in front of Parliament this morning. They also raised their issues in both the Houses during Zero Hour.

The Left parties got a shot in the arm when West Bengal Congress state president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also attacked the TMC on the alleged "state-sponsored violence" during the panchayat polls held recently.

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  • Dr. Suresh Deman

    CPI(M) is feeling too tizzy & in its last ditch battle to save its last bastion in Kerala their leaders are now towing the Hindutva line! Social media is abuzz with recent pictures of CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury holding an earthen pot which refcts his class character tather than ideology. It appears like Mr. Rahul Gandhi now Sitaram Yechury is attempting to woo Hindu voters calling it CPI(M)'s submission before "the rising Hindu civilisation", therefore choose to rely on war Pandava and Kuaravas although no one knows in a mythological story who were on the right path. A casual reading of the Mahabharat story tells in fact, the Pandavas led by Krishana violated all the cannons of war ethics to kill their opponents Kauravas based on the principle of "cause justifies the means" a principle close to Marxism, :End justifies the means".
    3 months ago reply
  • Dr. Suresh Deman

    Although Mahabharat is based on the principle of "Cause justifies the means" no one know who were right whether the Padvas or Kauravas! A causal reading of the Mahabahrat reveals that Pandva's led by Kirshna violated all the cannons of wars. In modern terminology Pandavas breached the Human Rights or Geneva Convention more than anyone in the history of wars and yet a communist leader relies on mythical story which reveals his class character. It appears CPM is going towards saffronization like the Congress to impressed Hindu voters to counter BJP Hidutva ideology!
    3 months ago reply
  • surinder sangha

    All the Left and democratic people of India must join together to defeat the communal brigade
    3 months ago reply
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