PTI Photo (PTI4_19_2018_000134B)
PTI Photo (PTI4_19_2018_000134B)

Gwalior: “BJP is playing communal card to win elections and it once again raised the Ram temple as the elections draw near,” said CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury. Speaking to reporters here on Wednesday, Yechury said the Rafale jet deal was a big scam and the government JPC to probe it. Criticising the state government, he said VYAPAM was also a big scam and ruined life of several youths and no action was taken against the real culprits.

“BJP was with Opposition parties on 2G and Bofors issues and demanded formation of JPC but now it has been denying on the Rafale issue. Daal main kuchh kala hai (there is something fishy) and which will be a big thing,” said Yechury. He came down havily on the wrong policies of the centre and said it is not in the interest of the county and people. “Education and health sectors are being privatised and farmers are committing suicide. The benefit of 7.3 per cent GDP is going to 1 per cent people only of the country.

Some people, who are favourite of the BJP led government, fled to foreign shores with Rs 12,000 crore”, he said. He raised Vyapam scam and said youths, farmers and students were discontented with the Shivraj Singh government and they wanted change in the state. He predicted that the BJP will face defeat in the Assembly polls. The CPM is contesting on 13 seats in the state. He said the tradition to project prime ministerial candidate was a wrong practice and it is not favourable in a democracy.

He said opposition parties will forge an alliance to take on the BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He also said that the PM will be from the political party with maximum MPs”. Yechury also said that the BJP has been spreading hate and communal violence among people by raising issues like Sabarimala and Ram temple and it is trying to establish fascism by stopping voices of people. “We will never back Mamta Benarjee because 176 our party workers were murdered in West Bengal and there were instances when her party workers used to visit residents of our party candidates and give white saris to stop our candidates from contesting the elections”, Yechuri added.