New Delhi: Commenting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's complaints of conspiracies to destabilize his government, the CPI-M said that he was "already showing signs of strain and frustration".
Modi "has made an astounding speech in which he has accused various forces of conspiring to destabilize his government", an editorial in the CPI-M journal "People's Democracy" said, referring to his Odisha speech.
"Looking back, this attitude of the prime minister is not something new. It has been the stock in trade of various prime ministers in the past, when faced with insurmountable problems to declare that foreign and internal forces are out to destabilize their governments.
"In Modi's case, it is not clear which is the foreign hand behind the conspiracy," the Communist Party of India-Marxist said.
"It cannot be the Americans who have found in him an eager and willing ally and partner.
"There is no danger of the opposition uniting to oust the government since the ruling party commands a firm majority in the Lok Sabha.
"As for the NGOs posing a threat to the Modi government, that is a laughable assertion," it said.
The editorial said what was irking the prime minister was not any conspiracy to oust his government, rather his government's failure on all fronts.
"It is in such a situation that the Modi government and the ruling party have embarked upon curbing dissent and attempting to steamroller Hindutva values on to the university campuses.
"The cry of anti-national elements having infiltrated the campuses mirrors the conspiracy theories against the government being spouted by the prime minister," it said.