KOCHI: Taking exception to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s use of the term ‘SCAM’ to describe political rivals in Uttar Pradesh, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said the negative connotation of the word befitted the Prime Minister’s attitude against minority classes. “SCAM under the Modi Government has nothing to do with corruption. Instead, it stands for his stance against Scheduled Caste And Minority (SCAM). It is this ‘scam’ that he should address,” said Yechury, while speaking at the valedictory meeting of the 10th DYFI All India Conference in Kochi.
Yechury was referring to the Prime Minister’s speech in an election rally in Meerut, UP, the other day, where the latter said the BJP was fighting against SCAM, short for Samajwadi Party, Congress, Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati. “The Prime Minister is the one inventing new scams,” said Yechury, who also trained his guns on the Centre’s policies.“India lacks correct policies.
Demonetization did not achieve any of the goals the Prime Minister listed while announcing it. Likewise, the Union Budget was a huge disappointment and squeezed the economy further,” he said. Exhorting youth to lead the fight against the wrong policies of the Centre, he said, “The Union Government is trying to destabilise the Pinarayi Government in Kerala. They even cut down a major chunk of foodgrain supply to the state. I am sure the DYFI, the biggest youth organisation, will successfully aver t such at tempts by the Union Government.”