Possibility of ‘deal’ between BJP and TMC: Sitaram Yechury

BJKP requires the acquiescence of TMC to make its life easier in the Upper House.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: January 16, 2015 4:09 pm
Sitaram yechuri, CPI(M), BJP CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury. (Source: PTI photo)

CPI(M) Friday alleged that there was a possibility of a “deal” between BJP and Trinamool Congress to get “anti-people” laws passed in Rajya Sabha as was reflected in the support given by the Finance Minister to West Bengal government’s recent ‘Bengal Global’ summit.

BJP, that is increasingly finding it difficult to get its anti-people legislations, particularly regarding neo-liberal economic reforms, endorsed by Rajya Sabha, requires the acquiescence of TMC to make its life easier in the Upper House.

“May be, that such a deal is in the offing was reflected in the rather enthusiastic support offered by the Finance Minister to TMC at this ‘Bengal Global’,” senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said in an editorial in the party organ ‘People’s Democracy’.

Referring to the recently concluded global industrial summit in Kolkata, Yechury said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was present there to offer all cooperation of the Narendra Modi government for “these efforts” in Bengal.

“Many eyebrows were raised. The public posturing is one of antagonism between BJP and TMC. Such promised cooperation, though couched under the cloak of self-righteousness, smacks of a new political deal that is underway,” he said.

He said TMC, “whose leaders are increasingly being summoned by CBI for questioning in the humongous Saradha and other chit fund scams, with the needle of suspicion pointing towards the Chief Minister, desperately needs the protective umbrella of the central government.”

Referring to Modi’s remark that “India has three things to its credit – democracy, demography and demand”, Yechury said that these three attributes continue to remain for the country and the people as “non-performing assets”.

“As long as this continues, the illusions created by the Modi campaign will continue to remain intangible and elusive.

The gas balloons of high hopes have been released. But they are not rising high to float on the clouds realizing the
promised ‘ache din aanewale hain’.

“As these balloons continue to stand still in the smog of this cold winter, the heavy air of uncertainty and insecurity of the future lurks our people. Stagnant balloons are bound to burst sooner than later. This will further worsen the livelihood health of our people,” Yechury said.

On the economy, he said that the government was “prisoner of international finance capital” as well as India Inc. which heavily funded in the election campaign.

“…The government out of its own compulsions is aggressively pursuing neo-liberal economic reforms that permit higher and fast ways of maximising profits at the expense of further exploiting the Indian people and mercilessly looting Indian material and mineral resources,” he said.

Yechury said that the government, in order to continue to maintain its hype of improving the well-being of the Indian people – ‘ache din aanewale hain’ – continues to spread longer the red carpet for foreign investors and domestic big capital to invest more in India.

“As the product of such increased investment cannot find either a global or a domestic market, this strategy is bound to fail,” he said.

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  1. A
    Jan 17, 2015 at 11:02 am
    Communist party (CPIM)of India Marxist ruined badly because of its present Leaders incapability. Mr. Sitaram Yechury and Prakesh karat vision less ideas and greed for money and political power damaged the party fully and till this two continuously fooling publics of Kerala and Tripura. No stability for party words or leaders words and actions, a killers party.
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      Atreya Sarma
      Jan 16, 2015 at 2:36 pm
      The other day, Sitaram said that the CPM and other communists needed to change in the changing scenario of the country. But obviously he hasn't changed for he continues to peddle his views, theories - shorn of the ground realities in the country. For all the communists' un-Indian approach and ideology, it was a miracle that they came to power in Kerala, West Bengal & Tripura. Their foreign-inspired and antediluvian ideological baggage has decimated the appeal of the Communists - which is why they have lost Kerala and WB. Unless they learn to accept the essential Indian culture and ethos and shed their pseudo-secularism and congenital hatred of the USA, they can't play a meaningful part in the country's body politic. The entire hopes of the Communists are pinned on their dreams of split electoral verdicts. By aggressive trade unionism and by their inherent hatred of the rich, the industrialists, the business people and landlords, they have seriously damaged the country's industrial discipline. This is not to say that all the rich people are paragons of virtues; similarly not all the proletarians can be paragons either. But the Communists never believe in harmony, but always in a perpetual cl war; so they will always try to create, divide and subdivide cles so as to pit one against the other.
      1. A
        Jan 16, 2015 at 1:08 pm
        pichakara, tevidiya yechuri should better resort to cleaning septic tank, toilets...
        1. K
          Jan 16, 2015 at 1:38 pm
          1. H
            Jan 16, 2015 at 11:48 pm
            It would be better if Mr.Yechury keeps quiet. People have seen the rule of CPM in Bengal for thirty years. Nothing worse can happen.
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