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UDF lacks vision for development: Raja

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Kottayam, Apr 19 (UNI) Communist Party of India Secretary D Raja today alleged the United Democratic Front (UDF) lacked the vision for development.

At a meet-the-press programme here, he said the agriculture sector was in big crisis following due to the policis pursued by the UDF in the state and the UPA at the Centre.

People had rejected the UDF and were determined to bring the Left Democratic Front (LDF) to power in Kerala.

On Third Front, he said, ''we have our own perspective. A Left and Democratic alternative should emerge. It should be against the communal forces and anti-people, neo-liberal economic policies.'' The CPI leader contended the Assembly elections outcome would have an impact on the national political situation and the stability of the UPA Government depended on the sincere adherence to the Common Minimum Programme (CMP).

The Left Front was assessing the emerging political situation and the performance of the UPA Government, he added.

Mr Raja charged the UPA with succumbing to pressure from the United States. It should pursue an independent foreign policy and stand together with the developing counties.

Referring to Mr L K Advani's charge that the Left was communalising the foreign policy, he said it was like the 'devil quoting the scripture.' Communlisation was the policy of the BJP, Mr Raja noted.

UNI VST RL HT1740

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