"It is clear now that there is a strong anti-Congress trend which is being misinterpreted as a Modi wave. This anti -Congress mood will benefit the regional parties as well," party General Secretary Prakash Karat told reporters here. He said the post-poll situation would throw up a contest between BJP and its allies on one hand and the regional parties' grouping on the other.
"This anti -Congress mood will benefit the regional parties as well"
Karat expressed apprehension about the "highly communally charged" poll campaign being unleashed in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and said the Election Commission had not been able to capture or contain this "blatant communal propaganda". "Below the veneer of BJP's campaign about development and governance, there is a systematic communal campaign.... The RSS is in the fray," he said referring to the hate speeches and distribution of leaflets to spread "incendiary and communal" propaganda.
While Modi spoke in West Bengal about throwing out Bangladeshis when 25 per cent of the population of the state were Muslims, who were being "harassed and intimidated" in other parts of the country, he talks about the "pink revolution" in Bihar, Karat said.
He said that BJP chief Rajnath Singh also spoke on similar lines while referring to the Assam situation, where over 30 people have been killed by Bodo militants and added that "communal forces were fully using such a situation to their benefit".
To a question on the "communal campaign" allegedly carried out by Samajwadi Party in UP, he said the counter- communal remarks were a reaction to Sangh Parivar's propaganda which has been happening since the SP came to power two years ago.