UPA Govt to face problems if it went ahead with nuke deal: CPI

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Hyderabad, Mar 27 (UNI) CPI General Secretry A B Bardhan today said the UPA Government at the Centre would face problems if it implemented the Indo-US nuclear deal against the wishes of the Left parties.

Addressing a largely attended public meeting on the conclusion of the five-day 20th National Conference of the party here, he said it was not the time for India to make any deal with the US in view of Presidential elections in the country.

The Left parties did not want to yield India not bow to any pressure while maintaining independent foreign policy.

Expressing serious kickstart and anguish over the price rise of essential commodities in the country, he said the party would launch a nationwide agitation in a big way on April 17 and 18 on the issue.

The party would conduct the agitation from the village and district level and call upon the party workers to participate without any fear.

He asked party workers to 'attack godowns,' if necessary and distribute commodities to the people.

The CPI leader blamed the Central Economic Survey which recommended 12 working hours for the employees. The party would launch an agitation if the UPA Government implemented the recommendations against the wishes of the working class in the country, he said.

The Minorities, Dalits and Girijans were facing problems living with an income of just Rs 20 a day nothing that of the top ten rich people in the world, four belonged to India and the gap between the rich and poor was widening by the day he said this This should be eradicatad .

National Council Secretary S Sudhakara Reddy, MP, said the Left parties were playing a prominent role in the country. The UPA Government was surviving due to the support extended by the Left based on the Common Minimum Programme.

The UPA Government introduced the National Rural Employment Guarentee Scheme and Right to Information Act due to pressure from the Left, he claimed.

He said the Left parties would withdraw support to the government if it went ahead with the Indo-US nuclear deal.

CPI State Secretary K Narayana said several poor people got house sites due to the land struggle taken up by the party.


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