BJP sweep in UP has ‘dangerous’ portend for country: Left parties

election results Updated: Mar 11, 2017 18:37 IST

The BJP sweep in Uttar Pradesh has “dangerous” portend for the country as it would encourage “divisive and harmful” Hindutva politics, the Left parties said.

The parties attributed the saffron party’s success to “communal” appeal and called for unity of the Left and other secular forces to meet the challenge posed by the NDA major.

“While acknowledging the massive mandate BJP has received, it also has implications that are dangerous for the country as it will encourage the brand of Hindutva politics, which is divisive and harmful,” CPI(M) Politburo said in a statement.

First Published: Mar 11, 2017 18:28 IST