AGARTALA, Oct 11 - CPI (M) Politburo member Prakash Karat on Wednesday said BJP and its parent organisation RSS had no role in the country’s freedom struggle.
“Instead of joining the country’s freedom struggle, they tried to back stab the movement by appealing Hindus to remain out of it”, he said while speaking at a programme to mark historic November Revolution at Rabindra Bhavan here.
Karat alleged the BJP and RSS had tried to promote the concept of a ‘Hindu Rastra’ but they are now making effort to show themselves as a leading force in the country’s freedom struggle against the British.
“Although, the Communist movement was thin during the freedom struggle, the Leftist leaders did their best to contribute towards the freedom struggle”, he said.
Karat further hammered the BJP-led Government on the new liberal economic policy. “The Government is working in favour of capitalists ignoring sentiment of the common people. Farmers are facing a lot of problems due to anti-people policies of the BJP-led Government”, he said.
In his speech, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said the country has never witnessed such an anti-people Government in post-independence era. “They came to power by befooling people who were frustrated with the deplorable performance of the Congress-led UPA Government”, he said.
“But what is happening in the name of ‘acche din’ is disastrous for the country as a whole. “People have come to a conclusion that there is no major difference between Congress and BJP. They are like both sides of a coin”, he stated.
Appealing the people to be ready for impending battle, Sarkar said the saffron brigade has rightly identified the CPI (M) as its number one enemy; that’s why they are desperate to dislodge the Marxist Government in Tripura.
“Despite thin presence of party in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, it is the Leftist MPs who are speaking for the interest of common people”, he added.