AGARTALA, Feb 3: Riding on commul politics, the BJP-led central government is executing anti-people economic policies to make the deprived people poorer and the rich wealthier, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury said here on Tuesday. The Bharatiya Jata Party-led central government is “purusing commul politics and carrying out anti-people economic policies so that the poor people turn poorer and the rich can become wealthier”, the Communist Party of India-Marxist general secretary said here addressing a semir.
“The BJP-led government at the Centre is doing a dirty vote bank politics to change the history of the country, destroying the integration among cross section of people,” he said.
“Despite repeated insistence, Prime Minister rendra Modi did not give commitment to stop the commul attacks and hatred activities in the country,” Yechury said.
Yechury said since Modi-led government came to the power at the Centre, the country’s growth rate, foreign trade, agricultural and manufacturing growth are declining, affecting the job opportunity of millions of educated unemployed youths. Prices of essential items are soaring, the value of Indian currency against US dollar is coming down from Rs.56 to a dollar to Rs.70 to a dollar after the BJP government came to power, he added.
Giving a call to party cadres to “unite people against the anti-people policies of the Modi government”, the CPI-M leader said “without struggle and mass movement, communist party could not be expanded and people’s distress would not be resolved”.
As fish stays alive in water, the CPI-M can thrive through mass struggle with the basic issues of the people, particularly the deprived people, Yechury added.
“The CPI-M must be a revolutiory party with support base among the people. Through the movement and struggle, the party can become stronger,” Yechury said.
“When we talk about the altertive policies, we are referring to the Tripura model of development in the country. And policies like Tripura’s can be executed in India for the betterment of the people,” he said. (IANS)