The outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) has claimed that the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government will implement the “same neo-liberal policies” practised by the United Progressive Alliance.

In its first reaction to the new government, the CPI(Maoist) said in a statement: “The victory of the BJP under Modi indicates the intensification of exploitation, oppression and fascism in the country.”

The response comes even as the Centre mulls the use of helicopters in anti-Maoist operations, a proposal that has been denied by a senior Chhatisgarh police officer, A.K. Vij.

“The real meaning of the Gujarat Model, which will now extend to the whole country, is the suppression of all forms of dissent, including that of the workers, peasants, religious minorities, particularly Muslims, and other exploited and oppressed sections of society,” said Abhay, a Maoist spokesman.

The BJP won “by using the people’s pent-up anger against the Congress,” underlining that the anti-corruption campaign waged by “Anna Hazare-Aam Aadmi Party” was used by the BJP for electoral gains.

Criticising the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the banned outfit said: “The RSS played a central role in orchestrating anti-Muslim attacks and stirring up Hindu religious chauvinism, particularly through the attacks in Muzaffarnagar.”

The CPI(Maoist) also argued that the BJP’s poll manifesto did not forget to present its anti-Muslim, anti-Kashmiri and Hindutva agenda and promised to scrap Article 370, impose a Uniform Civil Code and build the Ram temple.

The “Modi wave,” the CPI(Maoist) said, “has been put forward by the imperialists, the MNCs and big landlords to divert the people’s wrath against the neo-liberal policies of the ruling classes and usher in fascism like Hitler to serve their interests more effectively.” Cautioning people on their “illusion of good days under Modi,” the party said the conditions of the masses would deteriorate further on all fronts.

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