RSP condemns UPA govt for flouting NCMP

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New Delhi, Feb 25 (UNI) The Revolutionary Socialist Party has strongly condemned the Congress led United Progressive Alliance government for totally flouting the National Common Minimum Programme agenda.

Addressing the first press conference here today, after being elected as the party's General Secretary T J Chandrachoodan said, ''NCMP agenda is more violated than it is implemented,'' and warned the government over the Nuclear deal issue.

He said ''If the government still wants to go ahead with its Nuclear deal agenda then it would have to choose between existance of the goverment and the nuclear agreement. Both cannot go together.'' The RSP during its three-day 18th National Conference last night decided to talk to other Left Front partners on this issue and said it would persuade them to withdraw the support if the government did not pay any heed to their concern on the nuclear deal.

He said their party is totally against the present hike in the petroleum prices and this could have easily been avoided if the government reduced the various taxes and duties which would in turn reduce the burden on public.

The price hike in petroleum products have already led to sharp rise in all commodites, he added.

He said the party's National Conference has strongly condemned the government's decision of allowing 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the mining sector. It is a dangerous steps and in no way in the national interest.

He said the party has also adopted ten resolutions during the course of its 18th National Conference. These includes 33 per cent reservation of seats for Women in Parliament and State Assemblies, against atrocities on women, against FDI in the mining sector, for the reopening and rehabilitation of the closed and abandoned tea gardens, on social security for unorganised and informal workers, for immediate controlling of insurgency in the northeast region, and failure of the UPA government on price rise.

The party also warned the Centre against privatisation of the Education sector, condemning the attacks on the north Indians and non-Maharashtrians in Mumbai and in other places in Maharashtra, and expressing serious concern about the deplorable plight of the farmers and the farmer suicides, he added.

In the meet, 31 members were unanimously elected by the members for the party's central committee, Mr Chandrachoodan added.


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