Five-day CPI 'Maha Sabalu' in temple town from Dec 19

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Tirupati, Nov 4: The five-day state CPI 'Maha Sabalu' scheduled in Tirupathi from December 19, would change the political scenario in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, Communist Party of India (CPI) State Secretary K Narayana said.

Talking to newspersons here yesterday, he said the party's National General Secretary A B Bardhan, would inaugurate the meeting and discuss various other political developments in the State and at the Centre.

Mr Narayana said the party would also discuss the possiblity of a third front, since the people in the State were disgusted with the Congress and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP).

The CPI leader alleged that Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy had failed to mobilise all parties to raise the issue on Minimum Support Price (MSP) for paddy at the Centre.

He demanded the State and Centre to provide MSP for groundnut and paddy which was mostly cultivated in drought affected areas.

He alleged that the Indian farmers were getting a meagre two per cent subsidy, compared to 80 per cent in America.

He denied the allegations from BJP that the Hindu temples, including Tirumala, were used for conversions. BJP was using the temple issue for its vote-bank politics, he alleged.

UNI

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