Modi regime a ‘government of corporates’: CPI

Kolkata: Questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on intolerance, the CPI on Sunday dubbed the NDA regime “government of the corporates”.

Addressing a rally to mark the party’s foundation day, Communist Party of India general secretary S. Sudhakar Reddy also lambasted the central government over the issue of FDI.

“Modi tweets even when there is a death of a dog in the US, but why is he silent on the burning issues like these,” Reddy said referring to the killing of Kannada writer M.M. Kalburgi and the lynching of a man in Uttar Pradesh over beef eating rumours.

“This government has changed the definition of governance. It has turned out to be the government for the corporates,” he said.

Reddy also slammed the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal over the attacks on Left party activists, describing the state as “Gunda Gardi Bangla”.

“We need a change in the country as well as in West Bengal,” added Reddy.

Speaking on the occasion, party leader Gurudas Dasgupta cited the example of Bihar polls to bring a change in state.

“Look at Bihar, they have succeeded in bringing in the change… I believe in mass unity and we need to work on that to bring in the change in West Bengal and in the country as well,” said Dasgupta referring to the Bihar assembly polls where Nitish Kumar of the Janata Dal-United and Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal joined hands with the Congress to trump the BJP and its allies.