CPI(M) expresses concern over VHP's 'Ram Raj Rath Yatra'
New Delhi: The CPI(M) on Wednesday expressed its concerns over the "Ram Raj Rath Yatra" flagged off from Ayodhya and said it had the potential to trigger communal polarisation in the country.
The yatra was flagged off from the VHP's local headquarters Karsewak Puram in Ayodhya by party general secretary Champat Rai. The 41-day yatra will reach Rameshwaram, in Tamil Nadu, after covering parts of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the CPI(M) politburo said the yatra flagged off in the presence of Faizabad BJP MP, Ayodhya's BJP mayor and other BJP leaders had already declared its "main agenda to construct Ram temple" on the disputed land in Ayodhya and re-establish 'Ram Rajya'.
The Left party claimed that the organisers of the yatra had also declared including teachings of the Ramayana in school. .