Andhra Pradesh

CPI resolves to form political force to oust Modi

CPI general secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy and other leaders at the valedictory of the party national council meeting in Visakhapatnam on Friday.   | Photo Credit: C.V.Subrahmanyam

Gunning for the ouster of Narendra Modi, the CPI has passed a resolution for the forming of a political force, which would take on BJP head on in the upcoming general elections. The resolution was passed at the National Council meet that concluded here on Friday.

Speaking to the media after the conclusion of the session, general secretary of the Communist Party of India Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy said that the economy was in a shambles and the GDP growth rate had slipped during the NDA rule.

Mr. Modi had come to power promising a number of things such as ₹15 lakh per family, 2 crore jobs and bringing back black money into the country, but he had failed to deliver on all pre-poll promises, he alleged.

“The rich have become richer and the poor have become poorer, and crony capitalism is on the rise,” Mr. Sudhakar Reddy said.

“Safety of women has become a major issue and Dalits and minorities are being targeted in the name of gow raksha,” he said.

Keeping all these in mind, we have decided to form an alliance with like-minded democratic parties to stand against the BJP-RSS combine, he said.

According to CPI National Secretary D. Raja, the 2019 election would be the most critical election after Independence, as people would vote to end the regime of Mr. Modi. According to him, Mr. Modi’s term could be termed as ‘rule’ but ‘misrule’.

‘Farmers hit’

“The BJP government has failed to implement the Swaminathan commission report and the farmers were the worst hit due to Mr. Modi’s lopsided MSP (minimum support price) policy. Democracy and Constitution is under threat and that is why we are appealing to all secular parties to join hands to remove him and BJP from power,” said Mr. Raja.

CPI National Secretary Atul Kumar Anjan said that BJP was defeated in MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh in the recently held assembly election by farmers. “Though they were in power, they lost 50% of the seats in rural areas in the three States,” he said.

Support to bank strike

Amarjeet Kaur, National Secretary, pointed out that BJP’s privatisation policy had hit the public sector hard, they would pay the price for it.

“We are supporting the all-India bank strike proposed on January 8 and 9. And not only banks but every financial PSU has been hit due to their policy,” she said.


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