Addressing a big rally which also featured other Left leaders including former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Bengal Left Front Chairman Biman Bose, Karat attacked both the UPA and NDA, saying the two had little difference when it came to economic policies. He attacked the UPA's policies and said the BJP is no alternative to the Congress for if the BJP is elected to power, it will only lead to capitalist exploitation in the nation and pose threat to the secular credentials of India.
Karat called for a non-Congress and non-BJP government at the Centre
Karat also criticised BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over the latter's criticism of the Third Front during his rally in Kolkata on February 5. He said Modi was right to call the Third Front third rate for third rate is the highest rate. "Modi is still in the first stage," Karat said.
The CPI(M) leader also slammed Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on the occasion. He said the latter had joined the BJP-led NDA even after Gujarat saw riots in 2002 and after leaving the UPA, she could again tilt towards the BJP.
Karat called for a non-Congress and non-BJP government at the Centre.
Other Left leaders also attacked opposition parties like the Congress, BJP and Trinamool Congress.
The Left leaders also accused the ruling party of stopping party workers from attending the rally and also disrupting telecast of the rally on television.