Modi govt showing signs of dictatorship, feeding communalism: Yechury

Kolkata: Alleging that the Narendra Modi government was “pursuing the politics of communal polarisation”, the CPI(M) today accused the “BJP-TMC nexus” of “feeding communalism and fundamentalism” in West Bengal.

Threats of communalism and measures to counter the menace were discussed during the day-long state committee meet of the party’s Bengal unit which was attended by CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury.

“We have discussed the threats posed by communalism to the integrity of our country and how the Modi government is pursuing the politics of communal polarisation by pampering the majority. This majority communalism is feeding the minority fundamentalism, thus endangering the basic idea of our country,” a senior CPI(M) state committee member told PTI.

At the meet, CPI(M) state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra mentioned the “rise of communalism” in Bengal and how the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the state had “entered into a negotiation” with the parties pursuing communal politics and preaching fundamentalism.

“We have been asked to reach out to the masses and apprise them of the pitfalls of communal politics. We have to raise awareness and organise people’s resistance against this tendency,” he said.