CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat Saturday hit out at the Narendra Modi government at the centre saying the BJP's victory has emboldened 'Hindutva forces' resulting in an upsurge in communal violence in the country."The BJP's victory has emboldened the Hindutva forces. This is evident from the rise in the number of communal clashes in various states," said Karat at an event to celebrate the birth centenary of party leader M. Basavapunnaiah.The veteran Marxist also attacked the BJP president Amit Shah who will be Sunday addressing a party rally here.
"The RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) have their man as the new BJP chief. He is chargesheeted and stands trial for two encounter killings. He was sent to Uttar Pradesh for the election campaign to create communal polarisation and violence which helped the BJP win 71 seats out of 80," Karat said.Karat also attacked the Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Congress ."The masks have come off now, and the government's connections with fraudulent businessmen like Sudipta Sen are becoming evident. The nexus between criminals and the corrupt is flourishing under the Mamata Banerjee government," said Karat adding."We have a situation where a barbarian party is at power at the centre and another barbarian party at power in West Bengal," added Karat.