CPM rally aims to harp on govt's failures

The Karnataka unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) will hold two State-wide rallies to campaign against the alleged failures of the Central government and the BJP government in the State.

One rally will begin from Basavakalyana on November 19. It will travel through eastern parts of the State and will reach Bangalore on December 3. Another rally will begin at Ramdurga, Belgaum, on November 18 and will reach Bangalore on December 3. A convention will be held in the first of week of December which will be attended by CPM general secertary Prakash Karat, as a culmination of the rallies.
 
Addressing a press conference in Bangalore on Monday, VGK Nair and Maruthi Manpade of the party said that communal clashes have been increasing in the State. They pointed out a recent incident in Hubli on the occasion of Bakrid. “Some RSS leaders were arrested for fomenting communal tension. However, the police went to RSS headquarters and apologised to them. This shows that either the government has forced the police to act in this manner or the action taken by the police is against the law,” they said. 

The CPM leaders also pointed out the communal clashes and lathi-charge in Belgaum recently.

“The occasion of Bakrid in Gangavati town was also witness to communal clashes. There was an attack on a church in Davangere recently. A Ganapati idol was stolen in Davangere for which RSS activists were held responsible. Their intention was to create problems for minority communities,” they claimed.

The BJP is a divided house. To divert the attention of the people, such incidents have been planned, they added.

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