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CPI(M)’s Krishna Jayanthi celebration shows its ideological bankruptcy: Ramesh Chennithala

CPI(M) has been organising celebrations across Kerala on the occasion of Sreekrishna Jayanthi since last year.

By: PTI | Kochi | Published: August 24, 2016 1:32 pm
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Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday took a dig at the CPI(M) for organising celebrations on the occasion of Sreekrishna Jayanthi, saying such new methods adopted by the Left party show that it was facing ‘ideological bankruptcy’. “Let the CPI(M) evaluate their decision as a political party to organise celebrations on the occasion of Sreekrishna Jayanthi. It shows that they are facing ideological bankruptcy and lack of policies,” Leader of the Opposition in the Kerala Assembly told reporters.

CPI(M) has been organising celebrations across Kerala on the occasion of Sreekrishna Jayanthi since last year and has accused the Sangh Parivar organisations of using such occasions to build their political base in the state. Chennithala said there was contradiction in the position taken by CPI(M). “They look totally clueless about their political standing,” he said, responding to a query in this regard.

The CPI(M) is organising cultural processions across the state under the aegis of its allied organisations today “to create awareness about values taught by social reformers like Sree Narayana Guru, Ayyankali, and Chattampi Swamikal” in Kerala society. They will coincided with the “shobha yatras” being organised by the Balagokulam, an offshoot of Sangh Parivar.

CPI(M) Kannur district secretary P Jayarajan has said his party does not oppose Sree Krishna Jayanthi celebrations “but we oppose Sangh Parivar utilising such occasions to take children to the streets with political motives”. Security has been tightened in politically volatile Kannur district in view of celebrations being organised by the CPI(M) and Sangh Parivar on Wednesday.

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    PN badri
    Aug 26, 2016 at 8:19 am
    Hinduism belongs to people who have u8faith in hindu philosophy and all indian political parties including sangh parivar elements don't have any peopriety claim over Hindu religion. Vote bank politics of CPM is laughing stock.
    1. S
      Aug 24, 2016 at 8:54 am
      Krishnan's birth day can be remembered and celebrated by all of Indians. Why CPM cannot do it? Congress leader is puzzled because CPM for more than 50 years never celebrated Krishnan and his birthday. They have now decided to run in the middle of the running crowd, as the elders have taught them through a por saying. Congress leader is rightly surprised, why they remembered the birthday now when some others had considered it their birth right? Answer, perhaps, is that BJP after about 70 years of blaming and accusing MK hi for all the problems India and Indians faced, shifted to appropriating Mahatma hi's legacy. They also took into their fold Sardar Vallabhai Patel, Bhagat Singh and now by a slip of tongue (?) HRD Minister included Pandit Nehru also among them. May be he was thinking in advance, actual inclusion of Pandit Nehru will come after few more years. So, the question is if BJP can do all this, why CPM cannot do it? It will be CPM in the forefront of the people who will ask for a Temple at Ayodhya and they will succeed in managing the opponents of such a proposal to come to an agreement. They will construct the temple and run it through a trust. BJP will not do it because BJP thinks it is better when the temple is not constructed. Every now and then they can take up the issue and close the matter when some other issue comes up as a diversion. So, Congress leader should also try to follow the BJP and CPM. Let us distribute our Gods and Temples proportionately among our political parties.
      1. H
        Aug 24, 2016 at 8:25 am
        if CPI(MP) celebrates Ramadan, Bakrid, throw iftiar parties and celebrate Christmas they are secular, Congress doesn't have problem with that. lt;br/gt;Do we need more to prove that Congress is really anti-hindu ??
        1. K
          Aug 24, 2016 at 8:19 pm
          This think show haterd of Congress 2ward Hindu.... It is in build
          1. Cool Champ
            Aug 24, 2016 at 2:29 pm
            krishna jayanthi is celebrated across India. Any indian will feel happy to celebrate krishan jayanthi. What is wrong with Congres and this ramesh? They don't have any thing to talk so they talk rubbish to create some news. Congress is becoming a pathetic party.
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