New Delhi, Sep 26: CPI (M) today hit out at Narendra Modi over his recent dig at “secularists”, saying it is “completely unbecoming” of the Prime Minister and was unprecedented for a person holding the top post to “settle” domestic political issues when abroad.
CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury also said it was “unfortunate” that the Prime Minister has undertaken “so many” foreign visits and quipped that since Modi has spent “more time” abroad, he is finding little time to settle domestic political issues when in India.
“It’s completely unbecoming. As a Prime Minister of our country, it has never happened that the domestic political issues have been settled by the Prime Minister abroad.
“Now it’s a different matter that Modi is spending more time abroad than in India. Therefore, he may not have time in India to settle the Indian political issues, so he is doing it abroad,” Yechury told reporters.
The Rajya Sabha member said it is “unfortunate” situation that the Prime Minister has undertaken “so many” foreign visits during the 16-month tenure.(PTI)
Kolkata, Jun 22 : Scotching speculations of going with the Congress in its fight against TMC in Bengal, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury today said the party will follow the resolutions adopted in the last Party Congress of not aligning or joining any front with the Congress.
Senior party leader Gautam Deb on Friday last had kicked up a political storm by stating that the Left Front in West Bengal was now left with not enough strength to defeat the Trinamool Congress in the next Assembly elections and had hinted at an “understanding” with the Congress, saying “there
was a need for a greater alliance with other like-minded political parties to defeat the TMC regime.”
“He (Deb) did not say what is attributed to him, that we will go with the Congress,” Yechury told reporters when asked to comment on the CPI(M) central committee member’s statement advocating an alliance with the Congress. (PTI)