Modi, RSS Tribute to Bhagat Singh's Martyrdom Ironic: Yechuri

New Delhi, March 24: CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury has attacked the BJP government over Prime Minister Narendra Modi and RSS marking Bhagat Singh's martyrdom.

In a column written in a national daily, Yechury said, it is, indeed, ironic that Modi and, hence, the RSS should be observing the martyrdom day of Bhagat Singh who unequivocally and openly declared that he was an atheist and propagated the harmonious co-existence of people belonging to all religious faiths and atheists in India.

PM Modi visited Punjab on Monday to pay homage to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev at Hussainiwala where their last rites were performed in 1931.

He said that, Modi government is functioning as the political arm of the RSS and patronising the fast degenerating atmosphere of the spread of communal poison leading to increased physical attacks against minority religious personalities and places of worship.