Communist Party of India (Marxist) – CPI(M)
Chhattisgarh State Committee
Noorani Chowk, Rajatalab, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
Raipur. Communist Party of India (Marxist) state secretariat member Sanjay Parate, in his election broadcast on Doordarshan, has called on voters to ensure the defeat of the BJP in Chhattisgarh, the formation of a secular government and the presence of the Left in the Assembly. He has said that with the defeat of BJP in these elections, the possibility of getting rid of BJP’s misrule at the Center next year will become stronger.
In his address, the CPI(M) leader said that in the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections held in 2018, the public had clearly given their mandate against the 15 years of misrule of the BJP, its communal policies and corporate plunder of natural resources. Despite this, BJP did not learn any lesson from this. He has tried to disturb the social harmony in peace-loving Chhattisgarh in the last five years. In his address, the CPI(M) leader accused the BJP that despite being in the opposition, it has tried to polarize the tribals on the basis of religion. Those tribals, who follow Christianity, have had their churches attacked, their bodies have been prevented from being buried in the villages and they have been socially boycotted and their civil rights have been taken away. Due to this oppression, hundreds of tribals have had to flee their villages.
He said that the people of Chhattisgarh are having to bear the adverse consequences arising out of the policies of the BJP rule at the Centre. Modi government has withheld Rs 55,000 crore from Chhattisgarh under various heads including GST. It also stopped giving the outstanding bonus for two years of BJP rule, due to which farmers have suffered a loss of Rs 5000 crore. The maneuver to hand over the coal mines of Hasdev Aranya to the corporates continues even today. The reservation bill passed by the Assembly is pending with the Governor. To increase corporate profits, plans to sell Nagarnar steel plant are being implemented and the Forest Conservation Act and Tribal Forest Rights Act are being weakened at the central level. Due to this, the very existence of tribals is in danger.
Parate said that since BJP does not have faith in the Constitution of this country and its constitutional values, democracy and secularism and it wants to turn our secular country into a Hindu Rashtra, it is dangerous for it to come to power at the Center and the state. Even in this election, it does not have a single candidate whose face is ‘liberal’.
He said that the result of anti-people policies of BJP is that economic inequality has increased in the country. There has been a huge decline in the Human Development Index. Inflation and unemployment are at their peak and politics of hatred is flourishing. Today a conspiracy to divide the society and create a superstitious and unscientific society is in full swing. Therefore, it is very important to defeat BJP in this assembly elections.
Describing the BJP’s manifesto issued in the name of ‘Modi’s Guarantee’ as an election gimmick, he has described it as a rabble-rouser and said that it is silent on the issue of corporate plunder of water, forests, land, minerals and other natural resources and violation of the constitutional rights and human rights of the tribals. In such a situation, the common mass can not trust any of its guarantees.
He said that Congress has also not done up to the expectations of the common public. It has proved unsuccessful in taking action against those responsible for the violence against tribals during the BJP rule. The implementation of Forest Rights Act and PESA is disappointing. Therefore, the presence of such a leftist representative in the Assembly is also necessary, who can force the government to take steps in accordance with public expectations. For this, he appealed to make CPI(M) candidates victorious in Katghora, Lundra and Bhatgaon.