List of priorities by Prez is a list of govt''s failures: CPI

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New Delhi, Feb 21 (PTI) The CPI today lashed out atthe UPA-II government saying the priorities listed byPresident Pratibha Patil in her address in Parliament wereactually a "list of its failures".

The Presidential address to a joint sitting of the twoHouses "lacks any conviction or confidence to move forward.

The priorities of the government as listed is a list of thegovernment''s failure on all these counts", party NationalSecretary D Raja alleged here.

Maintaining that the government was caught in "aquagmire of corruption and scams", he said the rulingcoalition is in "deep trouble".

"The government wants to frontally fight corruptionand lack of probity, when it has itself been frontallyexposed. How can it fight corruption when it is searching fora fig leaf?" Raja asked.

He wondered how could the government help the poor,tackle price rise or unemployment "if all the policies beingpursued by it were driven by neo-liberalism andprivatisation."

Noting that the government had listed price rise,corruption and internal and external security as itspriorities, he said the government has "completely failed onall these fronts".

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