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Secular forces should unite against BJP, RSS’ communal attack: Yechury

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016,11:24 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Kolkata | Alleging that BJP’s and RSS’ agenda was to create a Hindutva-based nation, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury today said all secular and democratic forces should unite to fight their communal onslaught. All secular and democratic forces should unite to fight the communal onslaught of BJP and RSS.

Their agenda is to create a Hindutva-based rashtra (nation) and to fight it, we need to unite all secular and democratic forces of the country, Yechury said during an event here. Asked if it would welcome Congress in such a group, Yechury said, On such issues, we will cooperate with all.

On the issue of land ordinance and on many other issues such as JNU, where Rahul Gandhi and I were on the same platform. On such issues, all the forces can come together, he said.

On terror attacks in Bangladesh, Yechury said, West Bengal should be careful as it has the potential to affect the communal harmony in the state. Asked about the controversy over Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, Yechury said, There should be a proper inquiry into the matter.