Yechury also accused the central government of using the Kashmir issue for communal polarisation.
Yechury said the CPI(M) would decide its strategy depending on the outcomes of upcoming assembly polls in five states.
Having identified defeating the BJP as its main task, the party on Monday added a new goal: ensuring formation of an alternative secular government at the Centre.
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said the police and Central agencies had been targeting Dalit rights activists ever since the Bhima Koregaon violence last year.
The Opposition plans to target the ruling government over issues including women safety, mob lynching, Rafale deal.
On the NRC, the CPM attacked the BJP, saying the “misleading” statement made by the BJP president with regard to the exclusion of 40 lakh people declaring them “illegal migrants” will only “add to the fear and anxiety”.
He argued that the HECI Bill undermines public trust and educational needs of the people. He said while the concern over “quality” is repeated several times, “equity and access” do not even find a passing mention.
The CPI(M), CPI, RSP, Forward Bloc and the CPI(ML) held the protest on the Parliament Street here and accused the BJP of unleashing a “politics of violence” for garnering votes.
The TMC chief has often spoken in favour of a ‘Federal Front’ to oust the BJP-led NDA government from power and has held talks with regional party leaders in this regard.
Out of the three states, where the Left has a substantial organisational base, Kerala remains, as of today, the only state in the country where it has a government.
Sitaram Yechury said there was a “question mark” over the impartiality of the Election Commission. He alleged that Parliament was under “direct attack” as its sessions were getting truncated.
Yechury alleged that the then RSS chief’s letters pledging support to Indira Gandhi and pleading for release during the Emergency were recorded in history.
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury compared PM Narendra Modi with the US President Donald Trump and alleged that while the latter was “promoting racism”, the former was “encouraging communalism”.
CPI leader D Raja alleged that the BJP-RSS combine had unleashed “fascism, fear and intimidation”, with people living in fear and insecurity and their constitutional and democratic rights under attack.
Sitaram Yechury said that despite the outcome of the panchayat elections, which were swept by TMC, there had been a revival of resistance against the ruling party.