CPI(M) stands for Indian nationalism, not Hindu nationalism: Sitaram Yechury

The comment from the Marxist leader follows his attack on RSS on Monday in Thiruvananthpuram

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:November 8, 2016 12:15 pm
sitaram yechury, hindu nationalism, hindutva, nationalism, saffronisation, CPI(M), community party Sitaram Yechury in Kolkata on Saturday. Subham Dutta

CPI(M) stands for Indian nationalism and not Hindu nationalism, its general secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Tuesday as he launched a veiled attack on RSS over its alleged efforts to implement Hindutva agenda in an intensified manner.

“The CPI(M) stands not for Hindu nationalism but for Indian nationalism,” Yechury tweeted without naming the Sangh.

The comment from the Marxist leader follows his attack on RSS on Monday in Thiruvananthpuram, where he launched a year-long celebrations marking centenary of Great October Revolution.

During his address, the Rajya Sabha member had accused the Modi government of intensifying efforts to implement Hindutva agenda allegedly under the control of RSS.

“The situation has gone to an extent that the RSS is now issuing certificates of patriotism. They are propagating that Hindutva equates to Indian nationalism,” he had observed.

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    Bharat wasi
    Aug 6, 2017 at 12:24 pm
    Hi is a two fathers (china-pakistan) son.
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      prakash gotimukul
      Nov 12, 2016 at 7:16 am
      His name is Sitaram, but he is born to Md may be .......or a Russian/chinese parents. His DNA is defective.He supports Hindustan ke tukde, supports rapists, doesnt mind destroying a university of JNU, supports naxals who does not want to follow consution but still speak abt being a nationalist.............he is snake whose head shd be crushed at first opputunity
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        Nov 12, 2016 at 4:26 am
        This Telugu Bramin is most disliked person in India after Rahul hi Kejriwal. He is a stooge of China. He created a lot of problem for India in Nepal election. He can not get a single vote even in his native place Kakinada. "Kis mat ki roti kaa raha hai ". He and his goons are polluting the JNU. He is a bloody anti national.
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          Nov 8, 2016 at 10:13 am
          Hats off to sitaram for speaking the truth.
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            Anil Tandale
            Nov 12, 2016 at 3:49 am
            Communists and nationalism? What a joke. It was the disloyalty of communists towards India and shameless support to Chinese aggression in 1962 which prompted the Prophet of secularism, Jawaharlal Nehru to bring Sixteenth amendment to the Consution incorporating the pledge to uphold the "unity and integrity" of India in all formats of oaths in the Third Schedule to the Consution. Communists supportd creation of stan and still support the annihilation of Hindus in JandK by their strategic silence since exodus of Pandits from 1990 onwards.
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            Average Indian
            Nov 8, 2016 at 10:59 am
            These fellows who do not have any political substance in the current scenario, will only stand for anything that is anti-Hindu and pro-Muslim, even if it means a Muslim. Disgusting scoundrels.
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              Nov 9, 2016 at 10:49 am
              ha ha ha atleast he decided to use the word Nationalism..so much so
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                Nov 10, 2016 at 12:08 pm
                Sitaram Yechury, MP from Rajya Sabha always wants to be in limelight by his controversial statement whether it is in Rajya Sabha or in Public.He knows attacking Modi Govt, he will get appreciation from other who are against Narendra Modi. Further he has no positive views or Ideas to get India progressed rapidly but his only work is to block good work of Modi. If Modi Govt succeeds then he has no voice in Public.Therefore it is better to ignore him and let him carry out his shouting regulalrly for his own happyness..Public has no time to listen to him .From West Bengal CPM has already been uprooted by Mamata Banerjee.It is going to get Bharat mukt soon.
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