Congress can’t defeat BJP with soft Hindutva tactics says CPI(M)

NEW DELHI: At a time when the Congress is adopting a “soft Hindutva” line, the CPM  said Congress cannot defeat the BJP in elections with “soft Hindutva tactics”, and warned Congress.

In an editorial in party mouthpiece Peoples Democracy, the CPM said the Congress’ election campaign in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan saw the Congress conduct a campaign which was a pale echo of the Hindutva platforms in some respects. Highlighting what the CPI (M) considered as Congress’ “soft Hindutva”, the editorial picked on the party’s manifestos in the three states.

The People’s Democracy said there was visible reluctance among the Congress’s leaders to speak out against the lynchings of Muslims. Last week, party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said that Opposition unity against the Narendra Modi government will not come in the way of fighting such deviations.

The editorial pointed out that the peasant mobilisation is going to be followed by the two-day general strike of the working class of the country called by the Central Trade Unions on January 8 and 9, 2019.


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