THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: CPM central committee member M.V. Govindan Master said those who joined BDJS after getting attracted by the slogan "Nampoothiri muthal Nayadi vare” (a slogan for broader unity among Hindus cutting across caste) are now disillusioned with the party. With the BDJS leadership agenda seemingly limited to getting posts and positions, it is fast turning out to be an outfit meant only for bargaining for positions. The CPM leader criticized Vellapally Natesan saying the latter was trying to twist his statement.
“I never said BDJS was a communal party. All I said was that they are trying to strengthen communal forces in the state,” he added. The CPM leader said that there was no question of a tie up with the BDJS or any other political outfit based on caste. “CPM has taken a stand earlier that it will not have any truck with political parties that are formed by religious groups or caste groups. We had maintained distance from NDP and SRP in the past,” he added.
Govindan claimed that the concerted campaign of the CPM against the alleged corruption and “communal” politics of BJP-RSS and awareness campaign among BDJS workers about Sangh Parivar attempts to appropriate Sree Narayana Guru had proved effective. The top CPM leaders in the state had called for BJDS dissolution as the party had failed to spell out concrete political position and programme. “Sree Narayana Guru’s teachings and philosophy have nothing in common with RSS. This tie up is not acceptable to majority of workers hence they are gradually moving out of that party,” he added.