Govt callous to burning domestic issues: Left

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New Delhi, Sep 25 (UNI) The Left parties today came down heavily on the Manmohan Singh Government for its ''shameless impatience'' to clinch the nuclear deal with the US while displaying utter contempt and indifference to the most burning national issues of growing terrorism, attacks on the minorities, unprecedented prise rise, and natural disasters.

They charged that the government was afraid to face the Parliament as it has no answer to the question why they did not convene the Monsoon session and instead clubbed it with the Winter session, which has happened for the first time in the country's history since Independence.

The Left leaders made these comments while participating in a sit-in protest and demonstration at Parliament House as a part of the nationwide agiataion against the UPA government's unjustified hurry for the nuclear deal and negligence towards the domestic issues.

Adressing the demonstrators, CPM general secretary Prakash Karat alleged that the government was giving more importance to the deal, which was not in the national interest at a time when the nation was facing multifarious crises. ''The UPA government is giving illogical importance to the US friendship at the cost of the national interests.'' Mr Karat said the government had so far failed to contain communal tension triggered by the attacks on the minorities in various parts of the country by the communal forces. Besides, he said the serial blasts had become the order of the day.

Forward Bloc general secretary Debavrat Biswas said the UPA government had made India a junior partner of the US surrendering the nation's independence and sovereignty.

Left leader G Devarajan maintained that the government indeed had no interest to solve the national problems and was going for the N-deal which is to benefit the US MNCs.

Similar views were expressed by Left Parliamentary leaders Sitaram Yechury and Gurudas Dasgupta.

Earlier, Mr Yechury told mediapersons that the government had also failed to rein in growing terrorism and maintained that it needs to be checked with greater vigour.

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