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Left parties to review support to UPA after polls: Bardhan

Written by: Staff

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 20 (UNI) CPI General Secretary A B Bardhan today said the Left parties would review their support to the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre after the results of the Assembly elections in five states.

Participating in a meet-the-press programme of Kesari Memorial Journalists' Trust here, he said the Left parties had differences with the UPA government on its foreign and economic policies.

Mr Bardhan said the Left had no blanket opposition to foreign direct investment (FDI), but were opposed to it in certain sectors.

He alleged that the UPA government was implementing certain programmes unilaterally, violating the Common Minimum Programme.

Left parties would pressurise the UPA government to implement more welfare schemes for common man, youth and farmers, Mr Bardhan said.

On being asked how long the Left parties would tolerate it, if the Congress violates the CMP, he said 'it is a question that we will take in due course. We may review the position after the Assembly elections.' Claiming the Left Front in Kerala would emerge with a resounding majority, he said the Congress would learn a lesson from the defeat.


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