New Delhi, March 19: Giving a very strong reaction to BJP elect UP CM Yogi Adityanath, CPI-M on Sunday said it is a mockery of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for inclusive growth.
“This choice by the RSS, executed by its political arm the BJP, is a deliberate move which bodes ill for the state,” the Communist Party of India-Marxist said in a statement.
It further said the selection of hardliner Adityanath has exposed the oft-repeated claim of Modi that development will be its main agenda. It makes a mockery of his own slogan ‘Sabka saath, Sabka vikas.’.
The statement further read, “Adityanath is a known Hindutva fanatic who has a record of inciting communal violence, having a number of criminal cases pending against him. He also espouses extremely casteist views.”
Yesterday senior leader of CPI-M, Sitaram Yechury tweeted, “How the PM has chosen to interpret the UP results is shown in his selection of the new UP CM.”
The CPI-M called on all democratic and secular forces in the state to unitedly work to safeguard communal amity.