CPI(M) charges Congress for displaying opportunism in Tripura

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Kottayam, Feb 14 (UNI) Communist Party of India(Marxist) General Secretary Prakash Karat today criticised the Congress party for its alleged opportunism in Tripura.

Addressing a rally after the conclusion of the state conference of the CPI(M) held in preparation for its 19th Party Congress in Coimbatore from March 29 to April three, Mr Karat alleged that Congress was in alliance with extremists' organisations in Tripura, following the crumbling of its mass base.

The Left front would retain power in Tripura for the sixth consecutive term, he added.

The CPI(M) leader said Left Front played an important role to protect the interest of the people in the country during the last four years.

The party had succeeded in stopping the entry of Wal-Mart in the country and would not allow capitalists, including 'Reliance' to enter in the retail trade, he added.

Mr Karat alleged that the United Progressive Alliance Government had failed to tackle the agrarian crisis and the price rice in the country.

He urged the Government to implement the recommendations of the National Commission for Farmers, including Swaminathan Commission.

Mr Karat said the state unit of the party had become strong and united, as the conference had given a fitting rebuff to those claiming factionalism in the party and disunity among the leaders.

The party and government under the leadership of Pinarayi Vijayan and V S Achuthanandan would introduce more social welfare measures in the state, he added.

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