BJP communal, but Congress too needs to be defeated: Yechury

April 19th, 2009 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury has described the “communal” Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as a “great threat” but maintained that the Congress too should be kept out of power.
“We believe the BJP is a communal force and there is a great threat because of them. We also believe that congress is also not making policies for public welfare. Thus, we have to keep them away from power,” CPI-M politburo member Yechury told the IBN7 news channel in an interview.

He said the Trinamool Congress was hurting the process of industrialisation and economic progress in the Left Front-ruled West Bengal.

Asked if the CPI-M’s ideology was to be blamed for the slow pace of industrialisation in West Bengal, he said: “If anyone is responsible for this, then it is Trinmool Congress. This is in front of all. It is about Nano or it is about Nandigram, you have also witnessed it.”

He was referring to the Trinamool’s campaigns against Tata Motors’ small car Nano project in Singur near Kolkata and and industrial project in Nandigram area.

Yechury said the CPI-M’s performance in West Bengal would not be affected this time. The party had won 26 of the state’s 42 seats in 2004.

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