The CPM leader said that his ideology of Hindutva has nothing to do with Hinduism as a religion and is a political tool to divide our people for electoral gains.
New Delhi: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) strongly attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday over its 'Amrit Kaal' slogan. CPM said that BJP's rule should be called the 'poison period'. The main contest in the Tripura assembly elections is being considered between the BJP and the CPM. The CPM also alleged that the BJP has launched an attack on the country's constitution and is using religion as a tool for political gains.
'This is not Amrit Kaal, this is Jeher Kaal'
Addressing a rally at Amarpur, 70 km from state capital Agartala, CPM Politburo member Brinda Karat said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that his government is giving free ration to the poor, but we found that this Food subsidy has been cut in the year's budget. This is not Amrit Kaal, it is Jahar Kaal. Amarpur is a subdivision of Gomti district with a mixed population. It has 3 assembly constituencies out of which 2 Birjganj and Ampinagar may see a triangular contest as Left-Congress alliance, Tipra Motha and BJP have fielded their candidates.
'The ideology of Hindutva has nothing to do with Hinduism'
CPM leader Karat said, 'They are doing politics in the name of religion. His ideology of Hindutva has nothing to do with Hinduism as a religion. It is a political tool to divide our people for electoral gains.' He also claimed that the ruling BJP has 'bulldozed the Constitution by destroying our constitutional institutions.' Left parties have long been alleging that The Bharatiya Janata Party is weakening institutions like the courts and the media.
'Had talked about meeting Tipra Motha and contesting elections'
Accusing the BJP of undermining the democratic foundation of the country, Karat said that the BJP was collecting crores of rupees by issuing anonymous electoral bonds. Karat claimed, “Big industrial houses are pouring crores of rupees into electoral bonds which are being used for electoral purposes.” He also said that the Left parties had urged Tipra Motha to join forces to contest the elections, but the tribal team did not respond. A member of the former royal family has formed this team.