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Updated: April 19, 2014 14:38 IST

‘Dravidian parties steeped in ‘delusions of grandeur’’

P. V. Srividya
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Hitting out at the Dravidian parties for being steeped in ‘delusions of grandeur’ about their role in national politics, Communist Party of India leader D.Raja said Dravidian parties had lost their ideological fervour and were bankrupt. File photo
The Hindu Hitting out at the Dravidian parties for being steeped in ‘delusions of grandeur’ about their role in national politics, Communist Party of India leader D.Raja said Dravidian parties had lost their ideological fervour and were bankrupt. File photo

Pogrom of 2002 is the original Gujarat model, says D.Raja

Communist Party of India leader D.Raja gave an impassioned call to usher in alternative politics under the Communist parties.

Campaigning for the Left front candidate G.Palanisamy in Vedaranyam on Friday, Mr.Raja believed that the elections will be a significant one in the history of Independent India for it will usher in a historic shift both at the national and the State level.

Hitting out at the Dravidian parties for being steeped in ‘delusions of grandeur’ about their role in national politics, Mr.Raja said Dravidian parties had lost their ideological fervour and were bankrupt. “What did the ideologies of Marx, Ambedkar and Periyar’s have in common with the BJP?” asked Mr.Raja, referring to the BJP’s alliance partners of PMK, MDMK, and the DMDK. Not sparing a single party, the CPI leader suggested that the MDMK chief Vaiko should close down his party since he believed all international and national problems will be solved under Mr.Modi.

According to him, while the country’s poverty ratio has grown up, the numbers of billionaires have also gone up in the country, under the Congress. The billionaire club grew rich by loot of the country’s natural resources under the Congress, Mr.Raja said.

Lashing out at the ‘Gujarat model’ of the BJP, Mr.Raja called the communal pogrom of Gujarat of 2002 as the original Gujarat model. “History will judge Narendra Modi, and declare him a criminal for his complicity in the 2002 genocide,” Mr.Raja said. Modi will have to accept moral authority for the Gujarat 2002. Quoting Raguram Rajan Committee report locating Gujarat at the 12th position among developed States, Mr.Raja said the Gujarat model was in actuality “BJP’s test ground for RSS’s political agenda.” Calling the BJP as the ‘political tool of the RSS’, Mr.Raja said the Country will be divided under Mr.Modi. According to the CPI leader, “for the country to remain united, BJP should be stopped.” For this, he said the representation of the Left should be increased in the Parliament and a space for alternative politics on the ideological strength of the Communist movement be created. “The country we love as India should be saved. I’m asking votes not in the name of the Left front, but in the name of India,” Mr.Raja concluded.

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