Editorial in CPI publication said Modi’s die-hard supporters are bent upon raising all divisive issues.”
Sitaram Yechury said scrapping Planning Commission would affect welfare activities for poor and downtrodden.
Food inflation rose to 9.5 per cent in May against 8.64 per cent in April hitting the poor and marginalised hard, he said.
The CPM’s top leadership has received much criticism for the party’s sliding electoral performance in the last two elections.
Brinda Karat said media showed how TMC goons cast fake votes, but EC’s special observer did not get to see anything wrong there.
The cartoon, it seems, adequately describes the CPM’s take on the veracity and accuracy of exit polls.
Yechury said the consequences of such communal polarisation would have ‘serious consequences for the unity and integrity of India’
CPI-M leader said the need of the hour was a left democratic secular alternative to combat communal threat.
On March 6, CPI(M) and CPI had called off their month-old alliance with the Jayalalithaa-led party.
Yechury said as far as corruption and economic policy direction is concerned, people see little difference between the BJP and Congress.
Hectic parleys are on between some non-Congress, non-BJP parties to explore third alternative.
However, contradictions amongst these parties on key legislations remain.
Sources said in order to cement ties, the JD(U) may concede three-four seats in Bihar. Sources said the CPI had asked for at least four seats and the CPM two.
The CPM, the Samajwadi Party and the JD(U) have decided to convene a meeting of like-minded parties .
The BJP avoided any reaction,but opinion in the party appeared divided.