Bengaluru: CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury today said the Narendra Modi government was a combination of “negative features” that include communal division under Atal Bihari Vajpayee, authoritarianism under Indira Gandhi and neo-liberal economic reforms under Narasimha Rao government.
“...today you require to launch a people's battle against communalism, against the economic policies that are creating two Indias and against authoritarianism that is being pursued by this Modi government,” Yechury said.
Speaking at the 21st state convention of CPI(M) here, he said the Modi government “is like a three-in-one combination”.
It had combined all the “negative features of what we have seen in the past - the communal division that has happened under Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Prime Ministership, the authoritarianism that happened under Indira Gandhi's emergency and the neo-liberal economic reforms that was started by Dr Manmohan Singh under Narasimha Rao government,” he alleged.
“All three have combined today to create a unified assault on the people of India...” he said.
Asking his partymen to prepare themselves to fight for real economic and social freedom, Yechury said, “...today there are endless varieties in which communalism is being spread in our country.”
“...what is actually happening today is that there is an intensification of communal divide in the country, which is creating a bitterness, and the clear objective is to establish a Hindu Rashtra by destroying the secular democratic republic of India. We must all come together to fight, resist and defeat it,” he added.
Yechury also alleged that the economic policy direction of the Union government is making India more dependent on foreign capital and attacking the working class.