VISAKHAPATNAM: Harping on the left unity, CPM leaders led by new general secretary Sitaram Yechury launched a scathing attack on the neo-liberal and communal policies being promoted by the BJP government and termed the Left parties as the only alternative that would safeguard the interests of people and the nation.
Speakers at the public meeting organised marking the conclusion of the 21st Party Congress at Ramakrishna beach in Visakhapatnam on Sunday, gave a clarion call for a new dawn on the East Coast to show the way for the struggle against the Hindutva agenda of the BJP-RSS government.
Terming the Modi government as an extension of the UPA government, Yechury said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is still in the election mode and continuing his promises rather than implementing his election promises. “Instead of working for the welfare of public as promised during the elections, the BJP government is keen on implementing its Hindutva agenda and also help the corporate companies to loot the country,” he said. He said that the government should have an approach for ‘Made for India’ rather than promote ‘Make in India’ to create more jobs and boost the economy. He felt that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign tours and agreements with the foreign companies would not boost Indian economy but help the foreign nations.
The newly elected general secretary said that the crisis in capitalism continues to deepen in the world and there is no alternative except to strengthen the struggle for socialism. He alleged that the BJP-RSS government is resorting to dirtiest vote bank politics by promoting communalism and Hindutva agenda. “Only the unity of left and democratic forces can be an alterative to the communal forces. This can be achieved only through internal and external strengthening of the left parties. The immediate task before us is to fight against the Modi government’s policies and the communal agenda of the Hindutva forces,” he declared. He wanted the governments to implement people-oriented policies to change the country.
Outgoing general secretary Prakash Karat echoed the views and reiterated that the party is committed to fight for the rights of the working class and the oppressed sections. He said that the peasants of the country have been facing a crisis for the past 10 years and the BJP government aggravated it by snatching away the rights of farmers on their
land through amendments to the Land Acquisition Act. He alleged that the neo-liberal and communal forces led by the BJP are working in favour of the corporates.
“Secularist and democratic fabric of our country is under threat where the left parties are the only alternative to both the Congress and the BJP. It is imperative that the CPM gets strengthened to fight the communal forces and safeguard people,” he added.
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar alleged that the BJP which came to power promising tab on escalating prices of essential commodities.