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Last Updated : Jan 10, 2018 09:27 PM IST | Source: PTI

Sitaram Yechury slams BJP for supporting vigilantists

Addressing a public meeting at District Board ground here, Yechury said BJP was apprehensive that resentment of people against economic decisions might take shape of a national agitation against the government.

CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury today alleged that BJP was supporting vigilantist groups for "communal polarization" with an aim to divert resentment of people against economic decisions taken by the NDA government.

Addressing a public meeting at District Board ground here, Yechury said BJP was apprehensive that resentment of people against economic decisions might take shape of a national agitation against the government. So it is promoting vigilantist groups harassing people in the name of 'Gau Raksha' and 'Romeo squad' to divert attention from real issues the country was facing, he alleged.

CPI-M general secretary was accompanied by Politburo member Brinda Karat to attend the conference of Jharkhand unit of the party. Yechury said BJP had strongly opposed FDI in retail sector when Manmohan Singh government had brought the bill but, when the saffron party came to power it has passed the legislation.

He also charged that leaders of opposition parties were harassed by trumping false corruption charges but, at the same time inquiry is not being conducted against ruling party leaders and his family members.

"Why the PM is mum on charges against Amit Shah’s son while he is claiming himself Chaukidar of the country?" he questioned. Yechury accused the BJP-led government of trying to destabilise Left-ruled Kerala and Tripura state governments as CPI-M is only opposition party which is resisting wrong policy of the central government.

"There are 100 MPs of BJP who came from Cong. Had not they joined BJP, the saffron party would have never been in the power", he said. Politburo member Brinda Karat and state secretary Gopikant Baxi also addressed the public meeting.
First Published on Jan 10, 2018 08:55 pm
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