Mumbai, Mar 13 (PTI) Sunil Deodhar, the architect of the BJP’s Tripura Assembly polls victory, today termed the CPI(M) “anti-national” and claimed that the communist party accepted the Constitution out of compulsion.

He said he would not call the Congress anti-national, but their actions often supported anti-nationalism and added, “They (Congress) can go to any extent in politics.” “But ideologically, the CPI(M) is anti-national. It is their ideology. They don’t believe in (the) country. When we call them anti-nationals, they feel happy. They aren’t saddened by it,” Deodhar told a Marathi news channel.

“They (CPI-M) have accepted the Constitution out of compulsion, in order to live in the country. Those who don’t accept the Constitution become naxals. They are all the same. They have accepted the Constitution as a farce and wherever they get a chance, they don’t hesitate to act against India,” he said.

Meanwhile, speaking at a media interaction here, Deodhar said the communist ideology should be weeded out and nationalism should be established in the country.

“Our ideology is related to ‘deshbhakti’ (nationalism) and motherland. If any other ideology comes in the way of our motherland and development, it should be weeded out.

“I am not saying that communists should be weeded out, but their ideology must go,” he said.

“I have to propagate and talk about my ideology effectively to banish their ideology. This is a fight of thoughts and it should be fought with thoughts only,” the BJP leader added.

On the issue of beef ban, Deodhar said, “If many people of a state want that something should not happen, then the government should be with them.

“The people of many states in the north-east eat beef, so there should not be any ban. The fact is that many sections of Hindus also eat beef in the north-east.” Some decisions must be taken keeping in view the people’s sentiments, Deodhar said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.