Faulty economic policies responsible for electoral defeats: Pandhe

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Bhopal, Feb 23 (UNI) CPI(M) Polit Bureau member M K Pandhe today held rising inflation and faulty economic policies of the Centre responsible for its electoral defeats and demanded a provision of six per cent in the budget for the education sector.

Mr Pandhe, while addressing the two-day meeting of the party's state committee, said central policies were leading to inflation and rise in unemployment resulting in electoral defeats.

Putting the Congress-led UPA Government in the dock, he said these faulty policies were creating few billionaires on the one hand but on the other, common man was being deprived of the means of livelihood.

''Twenty-five per cent of the wealth of the country was in the possession of a few billionaires, while 48 per cent had been left with mere one per cent of the wealth,'' he alleged.

Lashing out at the BJP and the Congress for similar policies, the CPI(M) leader felt that the condition of the country could not be changed without changing these policies. The CPI(M) had taken initiative to create a platform for bringing together political parties agreeing with alternate policies. A decision in this regard would be taken at the party's national convention in Coimbatore on March 29.

Referring to the BJP, he said such communal forces divided people and implemented certain economic polices that destroyed people. He called for all secular, democratic and Leftist forces to get together to throw it from power during the upcoming assembly elections.

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