Fascism debate reaches CPI(M) top body, Sitaram Yechury sticks to stand

Reading from a note, he is learnt to have argued that the BJP’s “communal and fascist agenda” needs to be countered and resisted. Achuthanandan is considered close to Yechury.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 20, 2016 10:18 am
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THE DIVERGENCE of thought between CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury and Politburo member Prakash Karat on whether the Narendra Modi government is exhibiting “authoritarian” or “movement towards fascism” has now reached the central committee, the party’s top decision-making body.

In the central committee meet, veteran CPM leader V S Achuthanandan is learnt to have supported Yechury. Reading from a note, he is learnt to have argued that the BJP’s “communal and fascist agenda” needs to be countered and resisted. Achuthanandan is considered close to Yechury.

“We are saying the BJP acts as the political arm of RSS. The RSS has a fascistic agenda, and that fascistic agenda is an effort to try and replace the secular, democratic, constitutional republic with their concept of a Hindu Rashtra…. So it is not a fascist state but the movement towards fascism…which we will resist,” Yechury said Monday, at the end of the end of the three-day meeting of the central committee.

While Yechury said the meeting did not discuss the issue, he added that the “party position was clarified”. “This is the party position and everybody knows that,” he said, without naming Karat.

In an article published recently in The Indian Express, Karat had characterised the Modi government as exhibiting “authoritarianism”, not “fascism”. The committee decided to build anti-communal platforms with democratic and secular forces, although Yechury pointed out that “it has nothing to do with elections or electoral alliances”.

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  1. Bipin Bhardwaj
    Sep 20, 2016 at 3:31 am
    Indian fascism has its particularity, 1st of all it is the creation of British colonialism and survives form colonial legacy funded by the richest looters of the country. It refrains from exposing the crimes committed by the British , Genocide over 5.5. crores people after 1857, ruin of indian heritage and culture, Industry, economy and enslaving people with European-centric educational system. It promotes fascist laws of British and their murderous suppression of the people. From very beginning it has been docile to the needs of the colonial masters and collaborated with it to sabotage freedom movement, today it pretends to be patriotic and shamelessly try to appropriate the great freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh who was a communist and atheist. It is hyper active to destroy Indian culture, Darshana and Dharma-to sustain society and Vasudaika Kutumbam w world is one family as in Islam all human being are brothers.
    1. C
      Sep 20, 2016 at 4:50 am
      Editorial board of I.E. lt;br/gt;How long will you keep supporting Ninteenth Century mind set people? Are you not anymore the newspaper that was started by Goenkaji !!!!!
      1. I
        Sep 19, 2016 at 9:54 pm
        Cpm people shud b killed wherever u find them , smallest cadre to biggest top gun, no mercy on Islamic jihadi terrorists like cpim
        1. M
          Sep 20, 2016 at 2:41 am
          This guy is working for his boss in China to de-spirit Indians when it started talking in one voice against stan, China's Trojan horse! These people corne in many different indentured and colors to further their Master's agenda!
          1. G
            Sep 19, 2016 at 9:16 pm
            Communists are second only to terrorists. Both will try to destroy the countrymunist Ideology outdated and un democratic, non growth and poverty sharing. Of course the communist leaders will portray a simple life style but live in luxury
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