The more BJP would focus on its “communal” agenda,the more would it distance itself from coming to power at the Centre,the CPM said on Thursday.
“Acting as the political arm” of the RSS,BJP was seeking to enlist public support on the basis of its “hardcore communal agenda”,Politburo member Sitaram Yechury said,adding that the more it did so,”the more it distanced its allies and weakened the NDA.”
This,in turn,puts the party away at a further distance from coming close to form government at the Centre,he said in an editorial in the forthcoming issue of CPM’s organ ‘People’s Democracy’.
In the editorial titled ‘BJP manifesto: Rehashed Communal Agenda’,Yechury said the saffron party “has been assessing that without sharpening communal polarisation and consolidating the ‘Hindu vote bank’,there is no possibility of its controlling the reins of government at the Centre.”
In this context,he referred to the “sharpening of communal polarisation” through incidents like the “immoral policing” and vandalism by Sri Ram Sene in Karnataka and the hate speeches by Varun Gandhi in Pilibhit and said that even the release of its election manifesto on the Ram Navami day “reflects this ideological thrust”.