BJP regime similar to Hitler’s fascist model: Yechury

Mumbai, March 6, 2016 (PTI) CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury today said the present regime at the Centre would resemble ‘Hitler’s fascism model’ if a parallel is drawn with history, even as he accused BJP and RSS of manufacturing the debate on nationalism to serve their agenda of ‘Hindu’ rashtra.

“An aggressive nationalism debate has been manufactured by the BJP and RSS so that they can force their agenda on the nation. They want to convert a democratic, republic and a secular country into a Hindu rashtra,” he told reporters here.

The senior Left leader alleged that nationalistic feelings of people are being misused.
“If a parallel were to be drawn of the present government with history, the present regime resembles (Adolf) Hitler’s fascism model,” he said.

Yechury said the patriotism debate was manufactured for specific reasons as “the government is unable to handle the massive expectations people had. Also, people are grappling with financial stress of which the government can do nothing about”.

He alleged the government intends to let private banks take over their public sector counterparts who, as per conservative estimates, have lost around Rs 6 lakh crore due to non-payment of loans.

“There has been a 26 per cent rise in farmers’ suicides during two years of Modi’s rule. (Crude) oil rates have fallen drastically but consumers have not benefited. There is frustration among people. The government is scared that all this does not transform into an agitation and thus this nationalism debate is created,” he said.

Replying to a query, he said if Jawaharlal Nehru University is compared with its peers, “its contribution in IAS, IFS, IPS is large and people’s money is being used properly”.

“You will find a JNU product everywhere. So there is no wastage of taxpayers’ money. JNU students are also soldiers who are fighting for a better India,” he said referring to the criticism of the university and its students by the right-wing parties.

Meanwhile, CPI leader D Raja who was also present at the press conference, said that like the British era, the BJP’s era too will end.

“India is a secular democratic republic. Those who are saying this is a Hindu rashtra are saying anti-unconstitutional (things). As British raj had ended, BJP’s Raj (rule) will also end. I have visited the borders. Officers from dalit community are guarding them and here you are troubling dalits,” he alleged.

“The JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar is the final product of ‘Make in India’ campaign and there are thousands of such Kanhaiyas’ in the making,” Raja added.


  1. Seethu

    You are wrong again. You need to pass your school level exam in History. JNU issue is about destruction of parliament of India, support terrorism and pro pakistani slogans by a small group of people. India still remains secular democratic. Fair to say JNU union president Kanhaiy Kumar is antiIndian and fit to be in Congress.

    “You will find a JNU product everywhere and are sponsored by congress. So there is [no typo] wastage of taxpayers’ money. JNU students are also pakistani soldiers who are fighting for a better India by destroying parliament of India,”

  2. How is it that opposing ‘paakistaan zindaabad’ or India’s destruction a ‘Hindu Raashtra’ agenda? How is it that expressing outrage over pro-Afzal guru events a ‘Hindu Raashtra’ agenda? If so, one can argue that fighting against pakistan-sponsored terrorists is also a ‘hindu raashtra’ agenda, right? This makes our entire national defense and security apparatus a part of ‘hindu raashtra’ agenda!!!

    If so, we really need to ask this gentleman in pic and many others – Who are you loyal to? If are opposed to fighting against Pakistaani-sponsored elements, what exactly is your views on India’s right to self-defense? Do you also share the same views as those JNU protesters who want to see India disintegrated into 16 pieces?

    • This makes our entire national defense and security apparatus a part of ‘hindu raashtra’ agenda!!!- Rampa is OUTRAGED & DEMANDS that da country wants to know!


      This “our” – does it stand por Yumreeka or por India – or Akhanda Bharatha or EVEN Sanaathana Bharatha, as you EVEN went to the extent of blabbering ONCE?

      Ok Ok… before you drop your Jhomblass chaddi in your hurry to answer, relax!

      I’m no Arnaba Goswami and I don’t need MR(I) Venkatesha (a CA), Sambeeta Patra (a BJP spokesperson), General GD Bakshi and Mahroof Raza (Indian defense expert (on…???? 🙂 squirming in their seats TRYING to answer Mr. Goooswami when he THUNDERS:

      “Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The Country wants to KNOW & YOU are on National Television!”.

      I JUST wish he (Arnaba) had hosted a poor malnourished kid as a ‘panelist’ on his show when he ‘asked’ that billion $ q.

      The poor starving kid would probably have answered:

      “Sir’ji, Me no care. SERVE me ANYTHING first – the eggga or the Chikkenaa. Me gonna eat it before you can say -“da country wants to know & THAT too right on National ‘Telibijjan’!”

      Arnab, probably would have hung up his mike for good and gone for a long hiatus to the Himalayas and Indian eardrums could get some well-deserved rest – FINALLY! 🙂
      So, relax ya Rampa. ONLY I need to know. Who is this “our” in your statement?

  3. I do not subscribe to RSS or BJP and when UPA and Congress rule was pathetic and there was no action or even the sight of Sardar Dr. Manmohan Singh, out of desperation I felt, listening to Narendra Modi’s bombastic speeches, BJP would rule the country well and deliiver on the promises, rather than towing the R.S.S. lines.

    Again, I am not fond of communist, marxist and leftists policies. Having said this, nevertheless, the CPI (M) General Secretary, Sitaram Yechury is a seasoned and well-educated, well-meaning politician, a product of St. Stephens (and not Champaklal, Mansukhlal or Montu, Santu college). It is one year and 10 months since Narendra Modi is at the help of affairs. All he has done is speak like dictators, (Adolph Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Saddam Hussain, Adolph Hitler’s Propaganda Minister, Josef Goebbels and other dictators). Narendra Modi’s speeches are N.A.T.O., i.e. no talk, action only.

    From what we hear from the Delhi Government, the Central Government is not cooperating with them. Nevertheless, they have stuck up to some of the promises they made to the electorate (and substantial people are quite happy) and would have done more if the Central Government would have cooperated .

    Narendra Modi has done nothing visible for the people, just promises and big, boastful talks and speeches Dr. Manmohan Singh had nothing tangible to show during his rule, but he would be quiet and remain underground, So, in short, the peope in India have no other options, either vote for Congress (whose idealogue is Sonia Gandhi) or BJP (whose idealogue is RSS).

    • Narendra Modi’s speeches are N.A.T.O., i.e. no talk, action only. – Mr. Nelson

      Bravo! NOBODY could have summed-up our 56 ‘incher’ better! 🙂

      How will our PM/RSS param Bhaktas (one in Yumreeka and other Shettre in Deepika…. oops.. I mean – the other is Deepika Shettre, respond to this?)

    • Readers,

      When I mentioned N.A.T.O., I meant “NO ACTION, TALK ONLY,” and not “no talk, action only,” and I am very sorry for the confusion.

  4. How is it that opposing ‘paakistaan zindaabad’ or India’s destruction a ‘Hindu Raashtra’ agenda? -Atheist Mr.Original pai

    The RSS Guruji M.S. Golwalkar conceptualizing Hindutva Fascism for long time know to all as fact.What Mr.Yechury to RSS to Hitler is is based on the facts much of the intellectual debate on this subject has so far centred on certain passages in his most controversial book We or Our Nationhood Defined (1938). However, the RSS has now disowned and withdrawn it.

    In this book he rejects the notions of Indian nationhood, India as a Nation in the making. He rejects the idea that all the citizens will be equal. He goes on to harp the notions of nationhood borrowed from Hitler’s Nazi movement. He rejects that India is a secular nation and posits that it is a Hindu Rashtra. He rejects the territorial-political concept of nationhood and puts forward the concept of cultural nationalism, which was the foundation of Nazi ideology. His admiration of Hitler’s ideology and politics is the running thread of the book and he takes inspiration from the massive holocaust which decimated millions of people in Germany. He uses this as a shield to propagate his political ideology. It is this ideology which formed the base of communal common sense amongst a section of the population. “German national pride has now become the topic of the day. To keep up purity of the nation and its culture, Germany shocked the world by her purging the country of the Semitic races, the Jews. National pride at its highest has been manifested here. Germany has also shown how well-nigh impossible it is for races and cultures having differences going to the root, to be assimilated into a united whole, a good lesson for us in Hindustan to learn and profit by.” (We or Our Nationhood Defined 1938, p.37)

    It was Golwalkar again under whose stewardship the RSS gave birth to other organizations to play the divisive role in different arenas of social and political life. He was instrumental in helping bring up Bharatiya Jansangh, Akhil Bhartiya Vidayarthi Parishad, Bharatiya Majdoor Sangh, Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram and Vishwa Hindu Parishad, amongst others. The infiltration of RSS cadres in different wings of state apparatus; army, police, bureaucracy, judiciary, education and media was another move initiated by Golwalkar, the effects of which are visible prominently from last two decades.

    While secular democratic elements, activists have a long road ahead, we need to take care that in the already vitiated atmosphere, the communal divide is not accentuated further by this move of RSS and we put forward the values of humane plural and democratic society and dispel the ideologies which have been playing a very divisive role in the society.

    As the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) row began, the home minister said the event held in the university campus was supported by Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the patron of Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT). The comment was immediately picked up by the opposition to attack the government.

    Earlier in January, during the Pathankot attack, the Home minister prematurely tweeted about security forces neutralising all the terrorists at the airbase, a whole day and some before the offensive actually ended. The tweet, which was posted on on January 2, was later deleted.
    The exact number of Pathankot attackers has also become a controversial subject as it remains unclear how many terrorists actually laid siege to the airbase. Singh had posted that five militants had been neutralised while later reports said there were six. However investigators are waiting for forensics to confirm the exact number.

    It is already proved that out of seven videos 3 are doctored and confirmed by the Hyderabad lab.This is a well planned conspiracy to target the panel of JNU student leadership using ‘anti national’.

    If BJP stands for patriotism,why doesn’t it ask the J&K Governor to dissolve the assembly and calls for fresh election? Where was the RSS political wing BJP’s ‘nationalism’ gone, when first late Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed inexplicably thanked Pakistan and Islamabad-backed militants soon after he was sworn in, for allowing peaceful polls in Jammu and Kashmir. Before the outrage had begun to take proper root, the party outdid itself when some PDP leaders said they wanted the state government to press the Centre to get back Afzal Guru’s mortal remains? Does Hindu Rashtra agenda asks for compromise with militants?

    Jai Hind

  5. @ joker Praveena – Why do you post gibberish? Is this because of your ‘bhagna swapna’?

    @ Jihaadi Shaikh – I still don’t see an answer to my simple question. Do you support or oppose those raised ‘paakistaan zindaabad’ slogans? smiles…

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