CPI national Secretary K Narayana today slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly "selling the interests" of the country to corporate companies.
Speaking to the media, the leader alleged that the PM would be responsible for causing irreparable losses to and irreversible economic disempowerment of the nation's agrarian community by introducing the three controversial farm Acts.
"The PM is systematically handing over the wealth of the country to industrialists like Adani and Ambani and to big corporate companies like POSCO, the Korean steel giant. The ongoing elections in five states of India will prove the people's discontent with the Modi regime," he claimed.
Attacking Modi's "opportunistic ways", Narayana thundered, "The PM and his government have been focused only on remaining in power. This was evident when he made a big show of his admiration for the great poet Rabindranath Tagore ahead of the election in West Bengal. I urge the voters of the poll-bound states to vote against the anti-people policies of the union government."
He then alleged that the Centre was harassing the leaders of the Opposition though CBI and NIA raids if they dared express their discontent with the Modi regime, and added that it would even send Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy to jail if he spoke up against the BJP.
"Y S Jaganmohan Reddy has not been talking about the privatisation of the historic Visakhapatnam Steel Plant
as he is scared of going to jail. I would like to ask both the CM and the leader of the Opposition, Chandrababu Naidu, why they have not done more to resist the Centre's attempt to disinvest from the plant," the leader added.
Commenting on the decision of the TDP to boycott the state's Zilla Parishad elections
, he opined that it was an admission of the "political bankruptcy" of the party, and that it would not help to run away from the election.