In a scathing attack on the NDA government's performance, CPI National Secretary D Raja today said the "illusion" surrounding Prime Minister Narendra Modi was fading and his election rally speeches in Assam and West Bengal showed his "desperation."
"The illusion surrounding Prime Minister Modi, created by the BJP, is fading away. His speeches in Assam and West Bengal show his desperation even as the people of Bihar had earlier rejected him," he told reporters here.
Raja accused Modi and his government of indulging in "lip service" by launching schemes like Skill India and Startup India and dubbed its basic policies as "pro-corporate".
The country's economy and agricultural and industrial sectors were all facing crisis.
"Does the government have any plans to end poverty... Where are the acchey din (good days) Modi promised?" Raja asked while accusing the government of favouring big corporates.
Slamming RSS for allegedly promoting Hindutva policies, Raja alleged that the BJP had become a "political arm, a tool of RSS, whose idealogy is communal, sectarian and divisive one".
The "mask" of RSS of being a social, cultural organisation had come off and it is now "influencing" the BJP government, he alleged.
On poll-bound Tamil Nadu, where CPI is a constituent of the People's Welfare Front which has aligned with Vijayakant's DMDK, Raja said people of the state were looking forward to "politics of change" from the DMK and AIADMK.
He assured that the PWF-DMDK combine could provide the change.
On Union Minister Piyush Goyal's remarks that Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was inaccessible to him, Raja asked him to clarify if he was waiting for an opportunity to reveal it. He also slammed the state government for not dealing with issues affecting Tamil Nadu on the basis of rights of the state.
These included the Cauvery problem, GAIL pipeline and fishermen issues, he said.