Shimla: The CPI(M) will not allow the UPA Government to adopt any anti-poor decisions, Prakash Karat, CPI(M) national general secretary stated here today.
Speaking at an election meeting Karat said other than supporting the national government the party was playing an effective role in protecting the interests of the poor people.
Karat also asserted that the communist party would ensure that the government did not take any decision that was against the interests of the country.
Karat here to campaign for Sanjay Chauhan for the Shimla seat said ”The CPI(M) assures countrymen that we will not allow the UPA government to take any decision which will harm the interest of the poor, workers, government employees and petty traders.”
Talking about the contentious nuclear deal, he said, â€œas it was not in the interest of the country, the party has decided not to allow the government to sign a nuclear agreement with the United States.
”The party will ensure that the UPA government does not take any decision that was against our interests till the end of its term in 2009,” he said.
Critical of the taxing policies, he said that waving off the 10 per cent properties tax has caused a loss to the exchequer as this amount could have been used to fund several
While the number of billionaires in the country was rising, the poor in the country were becoming more poorer, as the government was only safeguarding the interests of the rich, said Karat.
Expressing the party’s opposition for opening up of the banking and insurance sector to foreign companies and allowing big houses entry into the retail sector, he said it would against the interests of the small traders and retailers.
He said that CPM opposed to foreign direct investment in educational institutions as it would lead to commercialization of education and get it out of the reach for the common man.
Holding the successive BJP and Congress state governments for failing to live up to the peoples expectations he said they had only exploited the people for selfish
Karat charged BJP leader LK Advani of attempting to vitiate the peaceful environment of the state by saying that once the party was voted to power Himachal would be made into another Gujarat.