The CPI(M) leader took a dig at BJP president Amit Shah, saying that he “ran away from Kerala and came back to Delhi as he had to save his son who is been accused of corruption”.
While both Yechury and Karat came up with some proposals, it was finally agreed that the Politburo should prepare the draft resolution to be presented before the party’s national conclave next year.
Sources said the opinion in the party central committee, which is meeting in Delhi to discuss the contentious issue of its approach towards the Congress in the next general election, is divided.
Yechury, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary, said the upcoming congress is of great significance to both China and the world, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted him as saying ahead of the 19th Congress.
Sources in CPI(M) said Yechury is of the view that without an electoral alliance or front, CPI(M) should seek the cooperation of non-Left secular parties to defeat the BJP
Maintaining that farmers, youths and traders are upset with the BJP-led government, Sharad Yadav said that challenges before the opposition parties today are bigger than what JP had faced in the 1970s.
“We will not keep quite. We warn the BJP that if they do not stop violence then we will answer back. We will not bow down,” Sitaram Yechury said.
The CPI(M) held a march till the BJP headquarters to protest against the alleged saffron terror in Kerala and to counter the ongoing protest marches of the BJP against the alleged violence by the Left.
“The farmers are committing suicide due to debts and the government is totally ignorant towards it. The government is not taking any action to recover the loans given to big corporate houses,” said Sitaram Yechury.
The complaint claimed that the comments, which are “defamatory and detrimental to the image of the RSS”, have been made without any proof or official statement by the investigating authorities.
Targeting the Prime Minister, Swami Agnivesh said, “The general secretary of UN Human Rights Council has condemned Gauri Lankesh’s killing. I wish PM Narendra Modi would have spoken a word on it.”
The CPM is gearing up to have a re-look at the political tactical line following the BJP’s continuous victory march and the West Bengal unit’s push for an electoral collaboration with the Congress.
17-year-old Anitha had committed suicide by hanging at her home in Ariyalur district near Trichy. Her death came nine days after the apex court directed Tamil Nadu to follow NEET for admissions to medical course.
“The Prime Minister must take full responsibility for destroying the economy of the country by his reckless decision on demonetisation and flawed policy directions. Publicity and propaganda cannot be an acceptable alternative to effective decision-making and course corrections,”Congress leader Anand Sharma said.
“Was this entire exercise done to protect the corporates who are refusing to return the loans they had taken from our nationalised banks? Was this done to prevent the banks from collapsing as a consequence of these loans?” CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury asked.