Amit Shah not home minister but hate minister of India, says Brinda Karat

Written by Debraj Deb | Agartala | Published: February 22, 2020 8:16:27 pm CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat outside Shahjahanpur jail after meeting the law student on Thursday. PTI CPI(M) politburo member and senior leader Brinda Karat Saturday criticized...

Amit Shah not home minister but hate minister of India, says Brinda Karat
Written by Debraj Deb | Agartala | Published: February 22, 2020 8:16:27 pm
Oppn slams govt, Cong demands timely medical bulletin of Chinmayanand CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat outside Shahjahanpur jail after meeting the law student on Thursday. PTI

CPI(M) politburo member and senior leader Brinda Karat Saturday criticized Union Home Minister Amit Shah for his comments on sending an electric current to Shaheen Baagh, at a poll rally in Babarpur, earlier this year, and said Amit Shah is not a Home Minister but “hate minister” of the country.

“Home Minister Amit Shah asked people during campaign for Delhi election to push the button in EVMs so hard that Shaheen Bagh gets electric current from it. Can a Home Minister give such a speech? That’s why I say Amit Shah is not the Home Minister of India; he is doing the work of hate minister of the country,” she said.

Speaking at the inaugural session of 22nd central conference of CPI (M)’s state-tribal frontal organization – Tripura, Karat said the BJP-led central government is fulfilling the agenda of communally polarizing people by the brute strength of majority.

“Since 2019 Lok Sabha election, BJP thought they can do anything they wish. They are fulfilling their agenda in the name of religion by using this sheer majority. But all the same, a new direction in politics has come to be born and people are now speaking against this government”, she said.

Referring to protests with slogans to save the Constitution at Shaheen Bagh and rest of the country, Brinda Karat said, “today people are protesting in every city and village with the Constitution in their hands while Modi and Shah are busy polarizing people socio-culturally and serving attacks on the nation’s economy and politics, people are uniting in their struggle by the day.”

On Tripura’s BJP-IPFT government, Brinda Karat said Modi and Shah made ‘false promises’ ahead of 2018 state assembly elections while their party has engaged in assaults against language, culture, economy and identity of indigenous communities of the state since then.

“We have nearly 3 lakh, tribal families, in Tripura, among whom majority received work under MG NREGA for 100 days. Under BJP regime, the figures have slipped to 50 days last year. There is no work, farmers aren’t getting worth of their labour. Meanwhile, BJP is looting money from poor people, attacking the rights of tribal people”, Brinda Karat said.

She also said that tribals and other people from Northeast India will be worst hit by the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and ‘communal politics’ of the saffron party.

“We will not accept any citizenship on the basis of religion. We have to stand for saving the constitution”, she appealed.

Targetting slogans of ‘Desh ke gaddaro ko…’, raised by BJP leaders ahead of Delhi polls this year, Karat said mob lynching, communal violence and an environment of hatred has originated due to Modi and Shah’s alleged hate-politics adding that violence, rape, crimes on women have increased in Tripura while the state’s BJP-led government is focusing on snatching away social security pension of thousands of people and issuing licenses for liquor shops.