Anti-incumbency brewing against Modi Govt: Yechury

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has said that the results of the exit polls of the elections in New Delhi reflected the “anti-incumbency” that is brewing against Prime Minister Narendra Modi–led BJP Government at the Centre.

“People have voted against Narendra Modi Government going by the exit poll results. The simmering discontent against the BJP Government in less than a year after it took over the reins is clear from the verdict,” CPI (M) Polit Bureau member Sitaram Yechury has said.

Mr. Yechury, who was here to attend the party’s 24th State Committee meeting, said that the Delhi election results provided an opportunity to bring together like-minded secular and democratic parties to fight against the neo liberal policies and ``communal agenda’’ of the BJP Government. “We are planning to convert the anti-incumbency into mass movements to fight against the neo-liberal policies and communal tendencies displayed by this Government,” he said adding invitations had accordingly been extended to non-BJP parties to join hands in this direction.

The senior CPI (M) leader expressed concern over the incidents of vandalising five churches and said this reflected the attempts of the BJP and Sangh Parivar to divert the attention of the people from the key issues. The rise in attacks on religious minorities coupled with claims of a section of BJP and RSS leaders about the Hindu Rashtra reflected the efforts under way to divert attention from key issues.

Referring to the ordinance brought out on amendments to the Land Acquisition Act (The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013), he said that the proposed ordinance was “crime” perpetrated against the poor by the Government and efforts would be made to stall the proposed amendments.

He alleged that the Modi Government was attempting to burden the common man by cutting down spending on welfare and social sectors in the name of mounting public debt. The benefits of steep drop in the prices of crude oil that resulted in a dip in petrol and diesel prices was also not passed on to the common man. “The Government has increased Excise duty thrice to avoid passing on the benefits of drop in the prices of petrol to common man,” he said.

Mr. Yechury said taht the forthcoming budget session of Parliament was likely to witness stormy proceedings as these issues would form part of the debates.

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