1. BJP sweep in UP has “dangerous” portend for the country: Left

BJP sweep in UP has “dangerous” portend for the country: Left

The BJP sweep in Uttar Pradesh has "dangerous" portend for the country as it would encourage "divisive and harmful" Hindutva politics, the Left parties said today.

By: | New Delhi | Published: March 11, 2017 6:31 PM
Seconding the CPI(M), the CPI said the BJP’s win indicated “serious threat” to secular and democratic forces in the country.
(PTI)

The BJP sweep in Uttar Pradesh has “dangerous” portend for the country as it would encourage “divisive and harmful” Hindutva politics, the Left parties said today.

The parties attributed the saffron party’s success to “communal” appeal and called for unity of the Left and other secular forces to meet the challenge posed by the NDA major.

“While acknowledging the massive mandate BJP has received, it also has implications that are dangerous for the country as it will encourage the brand of Hindutva politics, which is divisive and harmful,” CPI(M) Politburo said in a statement.

It alleged that the saffron party’s victory in Uttar Pradesh was accomplished “by a mix of rank communal appeal and by putting together a wide ranging caste coalition.”

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“It was this combination that propelled Narendra Modi and the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections in the state and that momentum has been maintained,” it said.

Seconding the CPI(M), the CPI said the BJP’s win indicated “serious threat” to secular and democratic forces in the country.

“The result should be an awakening to Left democratic, secular forces in the country to forge broader unity to fight back the attacks on people, and offensive of communal forces,” it said in a statement.

CPI national secretary D Raja attributed the NDA major’s victory in the state to anti-incumbency factor, which he noted was a common case in Uttarakhand, Punjab and Manipur which voted against their respective ruling parties.

“The quality of electoral discourse was lowered to polarise people in UP. This is going to be challenged. There is a need to forge opposition unity (to take on BJP),” he said.

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    pratik
    Mar 11, 2017 at 2:06 pm
    The left parties have been thrown into the dustbin of history............. they talk talk talk and more talk - no action, no agenda nothing for the common man.................. they are incapable of getting a single seat in any state other than kerala and west bengal.............. but they still dont stop talking.............. endless chatter - it sickens everybody.................
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      Sanjay
      Mar 11, 2017 at 1:34 pm
      These guys have become irrelevant and can only indulge in activities, instigating a bunch of JNU anpads, who eat out of this country and talk against it. Can this Raja win one Lok Sabha or embly or for that matter a Panchayat seat? His Rajyasabha seat is courtesy begging from Jayalalitha. First learn to love our country and understand you need a nation to do politics, and you can not be perusing a goal of destroying the nation and insutions and expect to move forward. People realise this and can not be cheated any longer with just talking about Secularism as a means to be in seat of power.
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        P G
        Mar 11, 2017 at 1:24 pm
        May I ask the Left Parties, whether the mandate received by BJP is from the people of this country or some alien forces have come and voted? Are the Left Parties not with this country or they still have the hangup of spreading communism to the rest of the world? Don't they believe in Democracy? If the people of this country have voted BJP, how is it dangerous for the country? Do they not have confidence in the electorate and their views are undermining the collective intellect of the voters.
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          Raj
          Mar 11, 2017 at 2:22 pm
          Reckless statements by spine less parties.
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