Bihar Bihar Assembly Elections 2015

Yechury turns to Ramayana to target Modi

CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury with senior CPI leader A.B. Bardhan during a meeting organised by the Leftist parties in Patna on Monday. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar

CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury with senior CPI leader A.B. Bardhan during a meeting organised by the Leftist parties in Patna on Monday. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar   | Photo Credit: Ranjeet Kumar -

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The CPI (M) general secretary expressed confidence that the people of Bihar would stop Modi’s "Ashwamedh horse".

Communist Party of India (Marxist)general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday quoted from the Ramayana to ask voters in Bihar to reject Prime Minister Narendra Modi in assembly elections — and the JD (U)-RJD alliance too.

Addressing thousands of Left activists and leaders, Mr. Yechuri expressed confidence that the people of Bihar would stop Modi’s “Ashwamedh horse”.

“Like the last phase of Ramayana, when Rama’s Ashwamedh horse was stopped by his two sons, Modi’s Ashwamedh horse will be stopped by the farmers and workers in Bihar,” he said.

At the same time, it was important to defeat the ruling Janata Dal (United) as well as its allies the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress too.

“There is a triangle before the people of Bihar. The first is represented by the communal BJP-led NDA which stand for ‘Dusashan’ politics.

“The grand alliance of JD—U, RJD and Congress forms the ‘Sinhasan’ politics and is the second part.

“The third is the Left parties which have come up with an alternative to defeat the Dusashan and Sinhasan politics,” Mr. Yechuri said.

Apart from CPI (M), the CPI, CPI-ML, Forward Block, Socialist Unity Centre of India and Revolutionary Socialist Party attended the meeting.

“Last week the entire Modi government bowed before the RSS at a meeting, and reports suggest the RSS has instructed Modi’s government to implement its agenda,” Mr. Yechuri said.

He said the BJP was trying hard to polarise Hindu votes in its favour. In the coming days, he said the BJP would foment communal tension in Bihar.

He said the alliance of the JD (U), the RJD and the Congress was an opportunistic alliance. “They have been using caste for politics and vote.”

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