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Posted at: Dec 6, 2018, 12:06 AM; last updated: Dec 6, 2018, 12:06 AM (IST)

Temple politics diversionary tactic: CPM

Tribune News Service

Rohtak, December 5

Senior CPM leader and party’s Politburo member Brinda Karat on Wednesday claimed that the BJP government at the Centre, which had failed to perform, was now bringing up the Ram temple issue to divert attention of the people from its failures and seek their votes in the name of religion.

Addressing a press conference, she alleged that the real threat to the nation was not from outside forces, but from the government ruling the country. She was in Rohtak in connection with filing of nomination by party’s mayoral candidate Jagmati Sangwan.

“The BJP regime accepts neither the Constitution nor the Supreme Court. The BJP and RSS have said on record that they will go by the Supreme Court’s verdict on Ayodhya and Ram temple. But now, they are talking of bringing an ordinance to build the temple, which has revealed their true colours,” Brinda said.

In response to a question, she claimed that the Bulandshahr incident of mob violence was not spontaneous but deliberate. She accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of having patronised the elements responsible for the incident.

“Toxic speeches of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister have created a communally charged atmosphere, which leads to such incidents,” she remarked.

She asserted that they were working on a three-pronged strategy of defeating the BJP-RSS combine, strengthening Left parties and minimising the division of anti-BJP votes in the next elections. State-level political parties would play an instrumental role in ousting the BJP regime, she added.

Asked about mayoral elections in Haryana, she said a huge positive difference could be brought about in the functioning of urban local bodies by ensuring people’s participation in policy matters and ending the contractor raj prevailing in the system.


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