THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:CPM politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan has called for concerted efforts by secular forces to resist the growth of the BJP in the state. In an article written for party mouthpiece ‘Chintha’ weekly, he said despite the repeated efforts by the BJP and RSS, the BJP could not open an account in the state during the Assembly and Lok Sabaha elections, thanks to the unrelenting resistance by the CPM against communal forces.
In the article, Pinarayi has come down heavily on the Sree Naryana organisations for taking a stand that there was nothing wrong in speaking about caste. He pointed out that the Sangh Parivar was trying to mobilise the people belonging to various castes and communities under the broad platform of religion with a political motive.
He said that the UDF also had been a beneficiary of communal polarisation. He said the BJP had never been in the second slot during the Aruvikkara bypoll. But Chief Minister Oommen chandy spread the message that the BJP was on the second slot behind UDF. By doing so, Chandy could prompt some sections of people to believe that the BJP had a chance to win and at the same time created a fear among the minorities to vote against the BJP to the advantage of the UDF.He alleged that the Sangh Parivar was sneaking into the caste organisations and serving the business interests of the leaders of such organisations to get a foothold in such communities. Such leaders were behind conducting the Sree Narayana global meet and facilitating the North Indian BJP and RSS leaders to speak in such meetings.He also expressed relief over the NSS stand against the BJP’s move to hijack NSS. He alleged that both BJP and Congress were two sides of the same coin.