Modi lambasts CPI (M) for political violence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing BJP general council in Kozhikode on Sept. 25Kozhikode: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Sunday that the nation should discuss political killings in Kerala.

Addressing the general council meeting of the BJP, the Prime Minister said that physical attacks on opponents was not acceptable in a democracy.

Referring to CPI (M) and political violence, Mr. Modi said that human rights violations in this respect should get attention of the media. Though forbearance would encourage the perpetuators of violence, BJP would not deviate from the path of democracy.

He said that the party was being portrayed wrongly. Some misunderstands secularism. Muslims should not be considered as vote banks, but as equals.

The deeds of some politicians had tarnished the image of politics. The party should work to change society’s approach towards politicians.

The general council meeting adopted a resolution condemning terrorist attack at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir and calling upon the government to take action.

Presenting the resolution, party president Amit Shah said the government would not hold discussions with those who do not recognise the Constitution. Terrorism would be fought against.

The Council also discussed strategies for fighting future elections including the Parliament Election in 2019. The top leadership conveyed to officer bearers that the party would lose some seats in North India owing to Dalit and other issues. This would have to be made up by winning more seats in the South. In Kerala, several seats could be won.

Plans were also mooted for strengthening the hold of RSS on the party. Some of the powers being exercised by presidents in the organisation may be shifted to the organising secretary nominated by the RSS.

The party resolved to tread the path shown by Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay and work towards realising the dream of a developed and just India, where even the poorest of the poor would be taken care of.

In resolution adopted in connection with birth centenary of Upadhyay, it exhorted the central and state governments “to wholeheartedly work towards the welfare of the poor as per the principles of Antyodaya in tune with the objectives of Ekatma Manav philosophy of Pandit Deendayalji”.

After the formation of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh,  Pandit Deendayal had explained in his philosophy that the Jana Sangh was formed not just to fill the political vacuum but to comprehensively restructure the nation on the basis of cultural nationalism, it said.