CPI (ML) walks on streets against Nuke deal

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Lucknow, Jul 20 (UNI) The Communist Party of India (Marxist and Leninist) today took to the streets in protest against the Nuclear deal with the United States.

In the leadership of CPI (ML) polit bureau Ramji Rai and secretary Sudhakar Yadav, the procession march was taken out on the eve of Lok Sabha's special session regarding the Nuke pact, party sources said.

The leaders demanded cancellation of the nuclear deal, implementation of Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project and control in price hike of essential commodities.

Ranting anti-UPA government slogans, the procession marched from Charbagh railway station here to Vidhan Sabha marg and staged demonstration in front of the Vidhan Bhawan.

Making scathing attack on the BJP, Mr Rai said seeds of such anti-sovereign pact were sown in the regime of the BJP-led NDA government, hence they had no right to be called ''patriots''.

He further attacked the UPA government saying, ''If the Centre is committed to providing enregy to the country, focus should be made on Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project, which will not only provide cheap energy, but also strengthen relationship between the three countries.'' He also charged the government with following the footsteps of the American policies that has led to the spiralling inflation.

Taking a strong exception over BSP supremo and UP Chief Minister Mayawati's act of snatching away agrarian lands, Mr Rai said taking away of about 120 hectares of farmers' land in the name of Sewage treatment plant was higly condemnable.

He also demanded the CM to stop exploitation of the poor farmers by ceasing upon such activities.

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