CPI(M) Editorial Criticises Congress for Election Strategy of ‘Soft Hindutva’
The Communist Party added that temple visits during campaigns in the Hindi-belt states were a “pale echo of the Hindutva platforms in some respects.”
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) reportedly labelled Congress’ stance on Hinduism as a “Soft Hindutva” approach.
Reportedly, in an editorial published in its publication Peoples Democracy, CPI (M) noted that Congress’ pre-election strategies of its leaders upping temple visits during campaigns in the Hindi-belt states of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan were a “pale echo of the Hindutva platforms in some respects.”
The editorial also mentioned, “If the Congress party thinks it can defeat the BJP by such soft Hindutva tactics, it is mistaken. The BJP is going to face electoral reverses in these three states because the people have voted on issues such as jobs, farmers’ distress, lack of basic amenities and corruption.”
This editorial from the CPI (M) comes even as the party stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Congress and other political parties, during farmers’ protest march in New Delhi, in November.