Launching a scathing attack at the CPI(M) for criticising Indian Army for its actions in the troubled state of Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP today accused the communist party of being a “mouthpiece” of India’s rivals – Pakistan and China.
"Instead of standing with the armed forces, the CPI(M) and the perverse intellectuals are standing with separatists, stone pelters and terrorists.
"In reality, the CPI(M) has now become a China and Pak mouthpiece. Those who are targeting the Army chief are Jaichands sucking up to hostile neighbours and backstabbing India," BJP spokesperson G V L Narsimha Rao said.
The CPI(M) had today criticised Army Chief Bipin Rawat for defending the use of a "human shield" in Kashmir, saying his comments reflected the views of the Modi government, which seeks to "suppress" the people there.
The Left party said the Army and Kashmiris would suffer "irreparable damage" because of the governments "blind" adherence to the use of force against civilians in the Valley.
(With PTI inputs)