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'Rally left, democratic forces against Modi's neo-liberal agenda'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Kolkata, March 8: Accusing the BJP-led central government of targeting the minorities and working for the interests of the corporates and foreign capital, the CPI-M on Sunday called for a united movement of left and democratic forces against the neo-liberal policies and commul agenda of the rendra Modi government.

Communist Party of India-Marxist general secretary Prakash Karat also stressed on the need for consolidating left unity and presenting a left and democratic altertive before the country.

“Since the BJP-led government came to power nine months back, we are seeing rightist attacks. The big capitalists and corporates are behind this attack.

“With them are the hindutva commul forces led by the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh), who are not only supporting this government,A but also actively pursuing their commul agenda,” CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat told a huge rally here. Karat said the Modi government was working in the interests of big capitalists and foreign capital.

“They had promised to stop price rice. But now every day we see food prices spiralling. Condition of peasants is so bad, they are committing suicides. They (the government) want to change labour laws to deny workers the protection they enjoy now under the Labour Act.”

“The Modi government wants to implement a neo-liberal agenda. In the interests of the peasants, workers and the toiling masses we have to come together to resist and oppose the moves.”

Addressing a huge gathering at the open rally called in connection with the CPI-M’s West Bengal state conference beginning on Monday, Karat said the “RSS and the hindutva brigade” are stoking the commul fire across the country.

“At various places, attacks on minorities have intensified. They raise the issue of cow slaughter to target the minorities. In some areas there have been forced conversations. They are preparing programmes to reconvert christians and muslims into hindus.

Describing the “commul danger” as a danger for the country and the unity of masses, Karat said: “We need to rally the left and democratic forces to launch our fight against the commul and neo-liberal agenda of the government and hindutva brigade.”

Karat said the CPI-M will filise its programme on these issues at its party in Vishakhapatm next month.

“In this Congress, the CPI-M will filise its political line and direction so as to face the challenges before the people and the country in the present context.

“The Congress will give the roadmap on how the party can go forward with strength and consolidate left unity to present a left and democratic altertive before the country,” he added. (IANS)

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