New Delhi: In a polity where mutual admiration has long been dead, even basic courtesy seems to be an outdated thing. After the BJP swept to power with a big margin and a historic mandate, CPI(M) refused to congratulate the saffron party. 

Instead, in a statement released by the Communist Party of India Marxist (CPIM) central committee, the party has created a fear psychosis. It reads, "There are very big challenges ahead regarding the defence of our democratic Republic, the institutions of Constitutional authority, people and livelihood issues".

What's even more shocking is the left party which is virtually non-existent as of today in India's electoral map preempts chaos, even after a decisive mandate. It cautions, " The Polit Bureau calls upon the people to safeguard harmony..."

This even as sworn opponents like Mamata Banerjee who fought a bitter battle in Bengal against the BJP and also went to the extent of claiming she will send sweets made of rocks to Modi to break his teeth, was quick to congratulate the Prime Minister.