Karat accuse UPA Govt of recent bomb blast incidents

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Agartala, Aug 4 (UNI) Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Prakash Karat today held the UPA Government responsible for the ''deteriorating'' law and order situation in the country and alleged that the recent bomb blasts in Bangaluru and Ahmedabad pointed to total failure of national security management.

Addressing the partymen in the open session of 19th state conference of Tripura CPI(M), Mr Karat asserted that international terrorist organisations were posing a major threat to the country due to the ''inefficiency'' of the Manmohan Singh Government.

He said by moving ahead with the Nuke deal to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Prime Minister had compelled the Left parties to withdraw support to the UPA Government.

Mr Karat stated that they withdrew support as ''the Left can never compromise on such an important issue in which the involvement of American imperialism is so explicit'', adding, '' The Left opposition to the deal has no similarity with that of the Bharatiya Janata Party on the issue. '' He claimed that the BJP's opposition to the deal was confined to only one aspect - that the country's capability of producing nuclear weapons would be compromised - but the BJP had accepted the other condition of the deal and it was not opposed to the strategic agreement with the USA.

Mr Karat, however, underlined, '' In the past three years the CPI(M) and other Left parties have established themselves as the consistent advocates in favour of national sovereignty and independent foreign policy. '' He averred that the withdrawal of support to the UPA Government did not mean that the Left parties would show any slackening in fighting the BJP and the ''communal forces''.


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