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BJP’s communal offensive ‘ominous’, hurting science

Tripura Chief Minister and CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Manik Sarkar on his way to the 21st party congress in Visakhapatnam on Thursday. Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam  

Blaming the Congress, its misrule and corruption, for the emergence of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister at the head of a majority government, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has over the past two days of its party congress adopted resolutions critical of the “communal offensive” on various fronts.

If the Congress was blamed for the rise of Mr. Modi and the Sangh Parivar, the party congress accused the Trinamool Congress Government in West Bengal for creating space for the Sangh Parivar. While the resolutions specifically target the BJP for communalising the country, the party congress was equally critical of the Congress for allowing such a situation to arise and essentially pitching for the same neo-liberal policies that the Modi Government is pursuing.

Resolution on education

Describing the “communal offensive” as “ominous,” the resolution on education noted that the RSS was emerging as an extra-constitutional centre of power in decision-making. “Science, scientific temper, and historical studies suffer assaults not only from the Hindutva organisations but also from Ministers including the Prime Minister,” it said.


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