Not only has the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the State set a new record in corruption by indulging in “organised loot” it has also failed in protecting the rights of minorities, said Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Prakash Karat here on Tuesday.

Participating in a rally organised by the party as part of its state-wide campaign, “Oust BJP and Congress, save the people”, Mr. Karat said that the country was concerned about the “constant attacks” against the rights of minorities in the State.

According to Union Home Ministry’s statistics, he said, there were 54 communal incidents from January to November this year in the State. “The RSS and Hindutva organisations are being allowed to target the minorities here,” he alleged.

He said that attacks on minorities and the erosion of secular values were being witnessed in all the States ruled by the BJP.