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BJP-RSS trying to subvert Constitution; need united front to counter such moves: CPI

New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Tuesday accused the BJP-RSS of trying to "subvert" the country's Constitution and called for a united front to "counter such moves".

On the 92nd foundation day of the party, CPI leader D Raja stressed the need for "secular, democratic and Left parties" to come together.

"The RSS-BJP combine is trying to subvert the Constitution. So, the need of the hour is to build up a front to counter such moves," he said, addressing party workers in New Delhi.

 BJP-RSS trying to subvert Constitution; need united front to counter such moves: CPI

File image of CPI leader D Raja. PTI

Reminding the workers about the contribution of the Left in India's struggle for independence, Raja said, "The Communists who fought against the British will now fight against the RSS-BJP combine to liberate the people of India from the clutches of fascist communal elements".

The party had to carry forward the legacy of the struggle, he added.

The CPI on Tuesday organised a political meeting at Ajoy Bhavan, its headquarters in Delhi, to commemorate the day when the party was founded on 26 December, 1925.

Raja was apparently referring to Union minister Ananth Kumar Hegde's recent remarks at an event inKukanur town in Karnataka's Koppal district, where he had said that while he respected the Constitution, "it will be changed in the days to come".

"We are here for that and that is why we have come," the five-time Lok Sabha MP from Karnataka had said.

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Updated Date: Dec 26, 2017 18:58:20 IST

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