Kolkata, Apr 5 UNI | 4 months ago

CPI(M) Politburo member and former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya today said a 'strange alliance' between the RSS and the corporate houses was projecting BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

"There is a strange alliance between the RSS-the most regressive organisation that does not believe in the country's constitution - and the modern corporate houses. They say Narendra Modi is their Prime Ministerial candidate," he said while addressing a gathering of intellectuals this evening.

"They are creating an atmosphere to make the people believe that Modi is coming. And for this a huge amount of money is being spent for Modi's campaign," Mr Bhattacharya said.

Commenting on the campaign that focuses on Mr Modi's development model, he said, 'We don't think meaningful development is possible if the corporate houses take the initiative.'

Flaying the Congress-led UPA Government for its neo-liberal economic policies, Mr Bhattacharjee this only increased the gap between the rich and the poor. 'We did not want this India. Some Indians have amassed an wealth of Rs 25,000 crore abroad. The Government has not been able to recover the money.'

"We want to save the people from the Congress. It has to go. But to bring in the BJP would be like falling into the fire from a frying pan," he said.

West Bengal would go to polls in five phases from April 17 to May 12.

(Posted on 06-04-2014)