Left criticises PM Narendra Modi for his policies, asks to walk the talk

Editorial in CPI publication said Modi's die-hard supporters are bent upon raising all divisive issues."

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: August 21, 2014 4:07 pm
yechury-m CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury criticised Modi for announcing policies on FDI in defence and insurance sectors. (Source: PTI/file)

Left parties on Thursday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “talking and walking in opposite direction”, saying he continued to suffer from the “hangover” of his election speeches and went on with his rhetoric.

In editorials appearing in the forthcoming issues of CPI (M) organ ‘People’s Democracy’ and CPI’s ‘New Age’, the parties also spoke of the “dangerous” trend in escalation of communal polarisation, saying even though Modi spoke of a ten year moratorium on communal and caste conflicts, “his die-hard supporters are bent upon raising all divisive issues”.

In his editorial, senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury criticised Modi for announcing policies on FDI in defence and insurance sectors while announcing schemes like the ‘Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana’, leading the MPs with little choice.

“In this Independence Day address to the nation, the PM has revealed that he continues to suffer from the hangover of his election speeches and has not yet become accustomed to being the Prime Minister of India.

“He needs to be politely told that the time for talking is over. As the Prime Minister heading the government of India, the time has already begun for him to walk the talk,” Yechury said.

While Modi continued with “the rhetoric of talking, walking in the opposite direction, the most diabolic and dangerous walk of the worst form of vote bank politics, of communal polarisation, has begun,” the CPI(M) leader said.

Observing that Modi’s speech was made from the Red Fort – a symbol of the freedom struggle, he said it was also “the symbol of the Mughal Empire, built by whom the RSS calls as ‘Babar ke aulad’. “The RSS-BJP has all along and even today continued to use the so-called liberation from ‘Babar ke aulad’ as the true freedom of our country.”

In the first war of Independence in 1857, the valiant  Rani of Jhansi, Lakshmibai, a devout Hindu, and leaders like Tantia Tope had proclaimed Mughal emperor Bahadurshah Zafar as the sovereign of India, independent from the British.

“Ironically, Bahadurshah Zafar was also a ‘Babar ke aulad’!”

The editorial in the CPI publication said, “A right-ward shift will not just be confined to the economy, it will reflect in all spheres. Though the PM talked about a ten-year moratorium on communal and caste conflicts, his die-hard supporters are bent upon raising all divisive issues.”

“Apart from communal tensions, sentiments are being worked up to promote communalisation of politics, education, culture and administration.

“All sorts of divisive and provocative demands and issues are being raised by various outfits of Sangh Parivar and Narendra Modi has failed to even mildly rebuke such outbursts,” it claimed.

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    Amit
    Aug 21, 2014 at 4:42 pm
    Pl pack your bags and leave for high Himalaya's that the place Communists are living in peace for more than 10 years now. This will help in long run let the common people prosper much quickly. Communists have always cashed in,on poverty stricken people while their leaders enjoy high flying lifestyle..
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    KRISHNASWAMY VENKATASUBRAMANIA
    Aug 21, 2014 at 1:20 pm
    what about congress which has looted and run(instead of walking)
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    Krish Menon
    Aug 21, 2014 at 2:18 pm
    u hv the commie parties pontificating & the press playing up to them? god help this country. how many votes did both these commie parties jointly get? total % of votes? does anyone know that ordinary people are disgusted with these parties whose leaders only look into their own lifestyle & to with their supporters? as one who lives in kerala and see their strongarm tactics i can see why they are losing support all over the country.
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    kvl
    Aug 21, 2014 at 4:05 pm
    What is that Yechuri found polarisation in Modi?Talking about our dismal conditions or asking the public to give hand in uplifting from this decay and reform ourselves.As there is no issue other than RSS,these leaders are becoming irritant and trying best to mudsling the Government.
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    Richard Nicholas
    Aug 21, 2014 at 11:46 am
    Down with this government,which is not walking the talk of the election hype and falsehoods promised by this Prime Minister! What's happening..you are right, only polorisation and vote bank politics! The Aache din has only come for the shahs,adanis,ambanis and the bhaiti party !
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    rakesh
    Aug 21, 2014 at 11:55 am
    hahaha - totally devoid of any reasoning. Communism that you propagate is long dead.
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    Suresh Deman
    Aug 21, 2014 at 9:40 pm
    It appears once again, neo-liberal jobless growth and its delusion of trickledown mechanism has been taking grounds in India. It is an irony thatfollowing the 2008 crises most countries of the European Union and NorthAmerica have abandoned neo-clical free market and have adopted protectionistpolicies and stimulation package (Keynesian measures or visiting Marx grave tofind solutions) to save their economies from double dip recession which as ofyet not gone away our American trained economists are still carrying the WorldBank/IMF Bandwagon. I wonder where wereDebroy and Panagariya prior to 2008 and if they were such great, why they wereun able to predict that worst was around the corner? I am shocked by the lack of wisdom andobsession of new generation with liberalisation which produce only joblessgrowth.
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    Sushant Singhdeo
    Aug 21, 2014 at 3:19 pm
    Few days before everyone was creating hue and cry why the PM is speaking. Now when he speaks, why he is speaking. What you want??
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