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Left parties to review support to UPA: Bardhan

Written by: Staff

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 20: Communist Party of India (CPI) General Secretary A B Bardhan today said the Left parties would review its 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 the 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 parties had no ''blanket opposition'' to foreign direct investment (FDI), but it was opposed to FDI in certain sectors.

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

The Left parties would exert more pressure on the UPA government for implementation of more welfare schemes for the common man, youth and farmers, Mr Bardhan said.

Asked how long the Left parties would tolerate the Congress violating the CMP, he said ''it is a question that we will take in due course. We May review the position after the Assembly elections.


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