Left not to support Congress; Karat

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Aurangabad (Maharashtra) Oct 10 (UNI) Senior CPI-M leader Brinda Karat today said her party would not support the Congress in the next Lok Sabha elections as problems of the common man had compounded with the prices of essential commodities zooming to new highs and sense of insecurity due to the bomb blasts.

Addressing reporters here after attending a programme at the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Ms Karat, MP, said even as the common man is suffering, the UPA Government at the centre is more interested in signing the civil nuclear deal with the US.

''The Government did not pay attention towards these problems and it will have to face the consequences in the elections,'' she said.

When asked about advantages of the nuclear-deal, she said the deal would benefit America more than India, where the UPA Government has lost faith of the people by ignoring opinion of Parliament.

Karat said the Left withdrew its support to the UPA over flouting of certain conditions of the Common Minimum Programme.

On the stand of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray, against North Indias, she said it is nothing but a publicity stunt and could have been avoided if the DF Government in the state taken steps in time.

When asked about relocating of the Nano-project from Singur, Karat said Mamta Banerjee is responsible for shifting the project from West Bengal to Gujarat.

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